Vase With Carved Cherry Blossoms

This hand thrown stoneware vase is decorated with a hand carved cherry blossom design. The carved design is decorated with white glazed flowers, green glazed leaves and black oxide (unglazed) branches. The vase body and inside of the vase pictured are glazed with a french blue glaze that breaks light and dark with occasional subtle flashes of mossy green as it flows over the surface of the vase. Other color options are available for the vase body / inside.

I carved the cherry blossom design into the surface of this vase when the clay was dry enough to not distort but still wet enough to easily and cleanly carve. When applying glaze, I first fill the carved branched with a black wax resist and the carved cherry blossoms and leaves with various glazes. After waxing the carved areas, the inside and outside surfaces are glazed by dipping the piece into the blue glaze.

Approx. 8" (20.3 cm) in height, 5.25" (13.3 cm) in diameter at the base, 2.25" (5.7 cm) opening at the top.

This piece is handmade on a potter's wheel out of stoneware and fired to 2340° F.

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