Sentry Vase 4
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 4 uses a gloss gray-white glaze with subtle white arcs trailed across the gray-white ground. There are short cylinder plugs randomly scattered on the upper half of the piece.