Large Abstract Sea Life Vase with Orange Interior
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, which often cannot be otherwise eradicated from the final form. 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 hand decorated by the artist using multiple patterns and vibrant under-glazes applied with fine-tipped bottles. The interior and exterior are both matte finish and no clear gloss glaze. The object emerges from the second firing, which requires approximately 2100 degrees F, in its final form: a lightweight ( approximately 4 pounds) yet sturdy vessel that can be used as an elegant vase or as a purely decorative work of ceramic art with vivid colors.