Our decorative purple spiral vase is a one of a kind carved piece of art. This intricate vase uses color and carving to create movement and an optical illusion when in motion.
Handmade in San Francisco.
The decorative purple spiral vase is my first experiment with carving and color. The piece starts out with a small hand thrown bud vase. Once it is trimmed and still leather hard I cover the vase with black under glaze and wax to make the carving easier. I get the perfect circular craters using the same method you use to melon ball in the kitchen. I control the size of the circle so that the spacing works well for the piece and so they gradually get bigger as you move down the piece. Since the piece is covered with wax, I don’t have to worry about adding the color in the holes after the carving step. After the bisque fire I touch up any spots that need it before putting the decorative purple spiral vase back into the glaze firing.
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