Gardening has always been a passion of mine. I like to grow flowers, mostly perennials and ones that I can pick for flower arrangements. Collecting flower vases to put the flowers in was a natural thing to do. I even have a couple of my mothers vases.
When I started to make pottery, flower vases were one of the first things I made. They have evolved over the years. I started with extruding them in a mold.
I turned a few by mixing the clay resulting a marbled or striped vase.
Carving a design into the top of a vase which I have turned on the potters wheel is another design.
My vases are becoming more diverse and complicated as I make them. Our local art club has an annual themed show. This year we were to pick a favorite artist and create something about them. I chose a painting from Grandma Moses. I formed a triangle vase then I either carved or in-laid clay on it from a painting of. This was the most detailed one I have done.
Most of these vase can be purchased on my etsy web page.