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   CANTEEN VESSEL WITH SEASHELL FACADE


 

Stoneware canteen vessel with seashell designs on surface.

  • Constructed of high-fired stoneware clay cone 9/10.
  • Part of a series of canteen styled ceramic works. This piece was the result of my interest in creating a relief of a seashell on the surface of a ceramic. It required several tries until it was ultimately successful.
  • Construction sequence: Wheel thrown and altered parts. Sculpted shell relief to the front surface. Initially fired to cone 06. Raku glazes applied. Refired in a raku firing to cone 9/10. Gold leaf added after firings completed as a cold finish.
  • Size: 10.0" x 5.0" x 4.0".
  • Date: 2003.
  • Gift to a dear friend.
  • Not available for sale.