Terracotta clay, slab-hand-built, carved, folded, and taped. Bisqued without any stains or engobes. Then I used a variation of oxides and celadon glazes. I had hoped they would drip down and they did. The carved base only had some thin coats of iron oxide stains, but that also changed in the firing. I’m pretty sure it was something in this clay body that caused unexpected effects, as other pieces I made with it also had very unique results. I had hoped to make the walls only 1mm thick, but couldn’t quite get the drying speed right. Several other attempts cracked during drying or assembly. This one is about 2mm thick at the top and about 3mm at the base. The lower ridged are more pressed in than cared out. The whole thing was smoothed with a damp sponge before the bisque firing to get the grainy surface.

Dimensions: H- 17″ (43.2cm) x W- 2″ (5.1cm) x D- 2″ (5.1cm) Available to own for $250 (plus shipping and handling

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