Sentry Vase 2
Created by Michael Jones
This is one of a series of "Sentry Vases" by Jones - tall vases meant to be distinctive design accents in a residential or business environment. Ideal in a foyer, or reception area. The forms derive from Chinese and African ceramic shapes. The glazes are Japanese-inspired and the design motifs derive largely from African (Kuba) textiles. So, these are "global cultural hybrids." Sentry Vase 2 is a full volume form with doughnut like handles at the mid section and short cylindrical "plugs" around the top rim. It uses a dark reddish brown temmoku base glaze with ash glaze over-pouredand abstract finger trailing in the ash glaze when it is first applied. Black and gold glaze short sticks and longer arcs are trailed over the exposed base temmoku glaze.