Have you traversed around Devil’s Tower in Wyoming? If so, you have seen the trail of prayers left with special intentions. This vase offers our own opportunity to send out intentions or messages as well.
I wanted to create ‘something’ that reminded me of those holy trails of trees with prayer cloths or prayer rags, as they are sometimes called, suspended from its branches.
The encircling and protruding bands have a textural look similar to small branches and twigs, offering a place to attach wishes, dreams, prayers, etc.
I hope you are inclined to use this vessel as it was inspired.
This sculptural element makes it engaging both with nature placed inside, or when it is holding only cloths.
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• About the process:
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.
Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.
Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.