This unique flower vase was made using a slab building technique. I used a natural colour clay body and high firing stoneware clay. After, it was painted with black underglaze and handcarved all around using the sgraffitto method to create the floral design. To finish the piece, I hand painted the vase with a clear shiny glaze.
Only one in black and blue with fun carved designs. The black vase follows the same pattern around, the blue vase has different flower designs all around, this piece tells a story.
Measurements: 9 cm (W) x 17.5cm (H)
As my pieces are 100 % handmade. They may show beautiful imperfections that only a handmade product can achieve. I enjoy the slab building process and create pieces following the Japanese philosophy Wabi -sabi. The characteristic of the Wabi-sabi include asymmetry, simplicity and sometimes roughness depending on the claybody I use. There is a natural appreciation of natural objects and processes.
Materials: These pieces were made with cone 6 stoneware. They are hand carved, handpainted utilising food safe glazes and underglazes.
Alma Terra ceramics are produced with passion in North East Victoria in the beautiful Ovens Valley.