Ceramic Flame Wing Heron Vase - Limited Edition
Hand formed vase made on the potter's wheel, with individually sculpted heron attached to the vase. Carved and attached reeds surround the base of the vase. The heron is glazed in clear crackle white glaze with the vase glazed in matte underglaze. Interior of vase glazed with water safe high fire glaze. Each item is hand formed on the potter's wheel or constructed from slabs rolled through a slab roller from 100% white stoneware clay. The sculpted, birds, trees, and other forms are attached to the vessels using clay slip and left to dry slowly. Once completely dried the sculpture is bisque fired to cone 04. The piece is then carefully painted and air-brushed with a clay-based underglaze and fired to 2100 degrees. Some pieces are then "smoked fired" and masked, using torn pieces of paper to the form to create highlights when the piece is set on fire in a galvanized can containing redwood needles and leaves. Finally, the piece is sealed with an acrylic sealer to preserve the smoke finish. Some pieces are glazed on the interior to hold water, others are painted with a cold finish gold acrylic to silhouette the form. All work is one-of-a-kind, individually made, no two are the same and may vary slightly from the photo shown.