Glia Gray Ombre Volcanic Texture Vase
Created by Judi Tavill
This one of a kind grey ombre volcanic texture vessel is both decorative and functional. Its volcanic-like texture is handmade through a series of creative processes in the artist's ceramic studio. The artist throws sandy stoneware clay on the pottery wheel, alters the form and later hand textures the surface with various tools. Various shade of underglazes are added to create a gray ombre on the surface and her signature "JT" stamp is impressed into the recessed textured foot upon completion during the greenware stage. The piece is substantial in weight due to the necessity for thickness to achieve such texture. The first firing secures the carving and texture and then Tavill coats the interior and delicately applies portions of the exterior with a glossy glaze creating a subtle glisten on the surface that is applied before the final firing. The final firing takes the kiln to over 2185 degrees as the clay is fully vitrified, no longer porous. This piece is wonderful in an organic, transitional or modern home. It is great as a gift or simply as an addition to an eclectic collection.