Palladium Metallic with Matte White Palm Vessel
Created by Jean Elton
The outside of this vessel is left unglazed so as to better showcase the pattern of the palm leaf that inspired this piece. The inside is smooth so as to accept the top glaze. The work is fired first to approximately 1800 degrees F and then painted with a metallic palladium glaze. The object emerges from the final firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F, in its final form: a lightweight (approximately 5 pounds) yet sturdy vessel that can be used as delightful work of ceramic art.