Flower Basket

Regular price $475.00

This is a large soda fired earthenware basket. It has a white underglaze and clear overglaze used to decorate the exterior. This piece is handbuilt using coils, slabs, and a power drill. Much of the decorations on this piece are inspired by the zinnia garden in front of my studio. This piece was fired in my gas powered soda kiln. Brooke designed the zinnia decals used to decorate the piece, and they were custom printed for use on my clay pieces.

Approximately 16” x 13” x 8”

I have written a book, Low Fire Soda, about the processes involved in creating this piece. Many surface variations exist on this pottery which I find interesting and fun. I often add sand, small pieces of feldspar, or other additives to create textures within the clay. I also dip each piece in a porcelain slip to add contrast between the dark clay, and the light color of slip. These added variations can cause surface cracks, textures, and other unexpected outcomes. This is what I'm seeking.

If, for whatever reason, you're unhappy with the variations on this piece, please inquire about an exchange. I'm aware that these experimentations are not always what everyone is seeking. This research is ever evolving, and I'm pleased you're taking part in this research with my by supporting my work with a purchase.

Thank you.