Tapered Lip Vase

This was the first vase I made of that size and with the body shape I wanted. The lip is a result of my tendency to throw really thin walls. At first it started as an accident, but I really loved the way the lip was transforming. So, I pulled the lip tighter and with a quick start and stop of the wheel, the shape was done.

Putting the glaze Josh Green over the glaze Josh Blue causes a lot of streaking. I wanted that effect to highlight the imperfections in the lip. It came out better than I could have expected. The Josh family of glazes are always so unique after they are fired. You have to cross your fingers and hope it comes out the kiln like what you had in mind.


August 4, 2011