Sentry Vase 3
Created by Michael Jones
This is one of a series of "Sentry Vases" by Jones - tall vases meant to be distinctive design accents in a residential or business environment. Ideal in a foyer, or reception area. The forms derive from Chinese and African ceramic shapes. The glazes are Japanese inspired and the design motifs derive largely from African (Kuba) textiles. So these are "global cultural hybrids." Sentry Vase 3 uses a glossy black glaze with matte black ovals randomly applied on top. There is a belt of interlocking conical teeth around the waist of the piece and the top is strewn with marble sized clay balls. Vitreous stoneware.