Vala Vessel 2

Vala Vessel 1
Size: 6" H x 11" L x 5" D 

Powerful rhythmic patterns emanate from this simple yet beautiful form.  Strong sculptural relief on the outside is contrasted with a silky smooth satin white glaze on the interior.  Careful balance is carefully achieved to create a graceful yet solid posture.
The vessel is created using an "earth-forming" technique, a one-off casting method developed by the artist. A dis-solvable "form work" is carved from silt and filled with liquid clay. Over a period of weeks, the silt & clay matrix dries and disintegrates, allowing the hardened clay within to be excavated. Glazed and fired with satin matte glaze and colored terra sigillata.  The glaze is food safe.

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