Medium Vase #6

A simple, understated but unusual form which lets the glaze do the talking.  The shape and colour of the clay work brilliantly to reveal the unique nature of the Blue Mist glaze.  Where the glaze has run thin, the black of the clay shines through, and around the rim, dark blue/black streaks generate the interest.  And of course, where the glaze pools at the bottom, the trademark tan tide line compliments the dark brown clay wonderfully.

The piece is glazed in Blue Mist, one of my favourite glazes!  In the extreme heat of the kiln, this glaze flows as it melts, creating streaks, rivulets and flow lines.  Where it flows away, leaving only a thin layer it becomes transparent.  Where it’s thick, it’s a stunning baby blue with a mottling and occasional dark blue streaks in the colour that really draws you in.  Where one layer flows over another it leaves a gorgeous tan tide line.  Can you tell it’s one of my favourites?!?!

Height – 160mm
Diameter – 118mm

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