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Sculpted Vase with Silver/Gold Metallic Finish and Red Interior

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 work is folded by hand to create a sculpted look, and a slip-trailed (thin, delicate pouring of liquid clay over the surface of the object) design is then added. 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 painted by the artist using a red underglaze. The final step, the application of an external metallic glaze, causes beautiful breaks over the slip trailing, thereby revealing many shades of metallic gold and silver. The final firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F, takes 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.

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

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