Multi-Colored Unique Sailvase
Created by Jean Elton
One of a kind sailvase from Jean Elton! Originally designed using a computerized vector graphics program that balanced the volume on either side of its vertical axis for stability, the pre-model for this piece was created by assembling thin layers of cross sections and then making a plaster model from the resulting laminate. Working plaster molds were then created into which the final object is slip cast, fired once to approximately 1800 degrees F and then hand - decorated by the artist into a unique, one-of-a-kind design. The design was created using underglazes applied with fine-tipped bottles. The piece is completed with a vibrantly colorful matte (no overglaze) finish on the front and a pristine off-white on the back. The object emerges from the final firing which requires approximately 2100 degrees F to take the work to its final form. Creating this piece requires an overhead crane, but the resulting work is lightweight (approximately 6 pounds).