Hand coiled and built on a kick wheel using the onggi method I learned in Korea, this series takes inspiration from antique paddled forms from China and Korea in pursuit of a more voluminous and loose rendition to a classic flattened bottle form.
The finish is made using foraged kaolins from the Sierra Nevada blended with a locally sourced almond wood ash that is also prepared in an ancient way. I apply this finish as a "wash" very thinly applied, which takes iron from the clay surface as a pigment in combination with the ash's trace minerals. Lovely warm earth tones abound.
Reduction fired and slow cooled. Watertight, ideal for wet or dry flower arrangements, or as a stand-alone piece.
Dimensions 25cm W; 28cm H 20cm D (appx 11in x 10n x 8in)