Elegant Waxed Bronze Tall Vase
Created by Jean Elton
The original model for this shape was turned on a plaster wheel, from which a casting form was made. The casting form is one piece which enables the final work to be cast without seams, which often cannot be otherwise eradicated form the final form. The resulting shape makes a strong impressions, yet is visually and physically light. The work is fired first to approximately 1800 degrees F, then palladium glaze was applied. The interior and exterior are both finished with a brassy glaze. Once the object emerges from the second firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F, a wax is applied to the exterior. In its final form, it is a lightweight (approximately 4 pounds) yet sturdy vessel. Not food safe.