A Queen's Bouquet
Created by John Davis
Orchids, gladiolas, roses, and artichokes. The inlaid vases are made from slabs pressed into molds made from actual flowers and leaves or sculpted in an oil based clay. The vases are hand-formed, dried slowly, and then painted with colorful underglazes before firing for the first time. To give it an aged look, the vase is washed with a rich dark stain, and delicate details are air and hand brushed before firing again.