You may remember the “What’s in the Box?” post I wrote a few weeks ago when I was at my Mother’s house. That has led to a few posts that seemed appropriate for this throw back Thursday thing people are doing. Have you seen anyone else’s TBT photos? Some are really fun. Just search in your favorite social media site #tbt and you’re sure to see lots of pictures.
This vase was probably one of the tallest pieces I threw when I was in High School. I should have measured it but I would guess that it’s about ten to twelve inches tall. I had seen some pots that were decorated using majolica and I was trying to replicate them but I didn’t know what I was looking at so I had to experiment. Since this was made in the dark ages before the internet and smart phones so I couldn’t just show an image to my pottery teacher and ask. Besides, I’ve always been into trying to figure things out.
|Early Flower Vase|
If I remember correctly I painted the flowers with blue and yellow underglazes then used a white overglaze on top of it all. I the white glaze muted and blurred the underglaze a little bit. It wasn’t the effect I was looking for but I still really loved the vase. Sadly, even though it was wrapped in news paper and stored in a box it must have taken a blow to the side and has a break in the back. I don’t think it will hold water anymore. At least the chip can be put towards the wall.