Another variation of one of my older forms, this “tulip vase” is minus the side spirals for a clean lined look. The top opening is narrow so just about any $4.99 grocery store bouquet dropped in and spread out will look nice in it. Floppy tulips reaching out over the sides look especially nice. 9″ tall – Similar pieces at my Etsy Shop NicePots.
Two Ceramic Baskets
I’m sometimes asked what I use these basket forms for… Being the compulsive collector I am, around our place they hold small rocks, fortune cookie wishes, rubber bands, pencils and more. I even use one for gum wrappers and flotsam in my van. Wide base keeps it stabile. Add a 4″ pansy and voila, you have a hostess gift. Larger basket $45, smaller $35.
Two Handled Vases
These two stoneware vases with top handles will help hold flowers in place when you use them for arrangements. They are both in the dark brown glaze without the usual gold glaze drips. A client wanted one this way and they look rather stately. These are 11″ tall – $50 ea.
Make Watering Fun
If you’re like me, the houseplants are hanging in there but suffer lack of watering neglect off and on. Make it more of a fun ritual with this ceramic watering can. Also makes a unique vase.
Stoneware, holds 3-4 cups H20, pours without dripping. $75.
Stoneware Zipper Vase
This vase has a graceful opening for flowers to billow out in several directions. High fired stoneware, with circle opening at bottom of “zipper” for a larger stem or branch. 13″ x 9″ – $125
This vessel was used at Ceramic Showcase (a few years back) for a demo of a simple Sogetsu Ikebana arrangement. The arranger first used heavenly bamboo and a few branches, then switched to this lilac and greenery. The off-center opening was just meant for this kind display. 18″ long, 7-9″ tall, woodfired. $175
This piece was made custom for a Sogetsu arranger who decided to get a different piece in the end. I like how it flows but has surprising bends and dents. It would look great filled overflowing with food and flowers and all manner of things. Stoneware, highfired for durability. About 20″ long 8-9″ wide, 6″ tall. This piece found a home but could be custom ordered $150+/-.
“Dancing Vases” come in a variety of heights to best fit your flower arranging needs. Comes in the blue/green glaze seen here, gold/black and a greenier/goldier version of this blue/green. 7″ – 14″ tall, $24-$75 depending on height.
This woodfired vase came out of the kiln so bloated and odd looking it seemed like a disaster. The bubbles are from gases trying to escape the molten clay when it started to harden in the firing. So ugly she is beautiful. It sits looking like a chubby canary. 8″ x 7″ = $195
Wood-fired Striped Vase
This piece was another experiment for a class demo of slip decoration. What I thought was slip was actually my white liner glaze that is opacified with tin. In the wood kiln the glaze did a good job of carbon trapping–unexpected. Didn’t think much of it when it first came outta the kiln, but the grunge look of this piece has grown on me.