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Metallic Red Vase

Ceramic 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. While the clay is still moist, the top of the work is sculpted by hand to creating a flowing, glass-like design. The resulting shape makes a strong impression yet is both visually and physically light.

The work is fired first to approximately 1800 degrees F, then the inside is hand-painted using a red matte underglaze. The same red matte is used on the outside surface, alternating with a glossy metallic palladium glaze defined by bold neutral lines.

The final firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F, causes the outside metallic surface treatment to break on the subtle contours of the shape. In its final form, the work is 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.

The unique serial number found on the bottom of this and each Jean Elton piece is reflected on the certificate of authenticity provided.

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