Ash Glaze Garden Seat
Created by Michael Jones
The garden seats Jones makes are based on the classic Chinese drum shaped ceramic seat. They are capped on the bottom making them durable, strong, and functional pieces as a seat or a side table. They can be used indoors or out in non-freezing temperatures. All of Jones' glazes are Japanese-inspired. The design motifs derive from patterns that are used in African (Kuba) textiles. This particular seat has a pale gray ash glaze that was poured over a dark reddish brown temmoku base glaze. The artist's fingers were then trailed across the ash glaze while it was wet. Pale wheat colored rectangles were scattered randomly across the temmoku glaze and then incised. This stool will integrate into most any interior design strategy.