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Love Birds Vase

Love Birds Vase


Love Birds Vase is 26x16 cm and handmade using coiled stoneware clay.


The shape is built up over time as the lower coils need firming up before I continue with the next coil. Otherwise the piece will distort.


When I am satisfied with the shape, all the detail is hand modelled and added. This is a wonderful part of the process when the vase comes to life.


Depending on the climate and time of year and size of product, the work is left to dry for 1 - 4 weeks. When fully dry it goes through a bique firing, then gets glazed in a white shiny stoneware glaze and fired for the 2nd time.


After this the shiny colourful glazes are painted on by hand and I make these glazes up from a base powder, adding different % of oxides and colour stains to achieve my unique colourful finish. Then I fire the kiln for the 3rd and hopefully last time, if I am happy with the result.


The final result is a unique, very tactile and colourful work of art that is useful and waterproof too.

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