Black and White Sculpted Tall Vase with Intricate Pattern I
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 from the final form. The resulting shape makes a strong impression yet is both visually and physically light. The work, having used a black stain blend with raw clay, is fired first to approximately 1800 degrees F and then hand decorated by the artist, using white underglazes applied with fine-tipped bottles. The object emerges from the final firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F to take the work to its final form: a lightweight (approximately 7 pounds) yet sturdy vessel that can be used as an elegant vase or as a standalone, purely decorative work of ceramic art, which is finished with a bright transparent gloss glaze. Limited production: shape, colors, and patterns will be similar, but there will be some variation in the size of the vase and its hand-painted pattern. The unique serial number found on the bottom of each Jean Elton piece is reflected on the certificate of authenticity provided.