Magnolia Bud


Magnolia Bud ©

From the northern states all the way to the southern states, this graceful tree brings the first signs of spring.
This piece was such a delight to create. Wrapped in all of the leaves of the Magnolia Tree. I love the fragrance and the structure of the Magnolia. It brings such beauty in such a large scale.

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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.



Magnolia Bud ©
Finish outside: Red Iron Oxide
Finish inside: Black Glaze
Size: 6.25″w x 11″h
Vessel Weight: 3 # (lbs)
Volume 168 CI  (cubic inches)

This piece is currently on exhibit at the Freeborn County Arts Initiative, 224 South Broadway Avenue, in Albert Lea, Mn. 56007 until April 22, 2017.
If you would like to purchase this piece, please contact them at 507-721-1285.
Arrangements can be made for pickup or delivery on or after that date.


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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6.25 × 6.25 × 11 in