Round flask vase

Wood fired

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A wood fired, unglazed, round flask vase with shell marks.

This piece was fired flat in the kiln, as part of a stack separated by scallop shells that have left their mark on the pot. The more sheltered parts of the piece are in the warm tan colours of the clay, whereas a lighter colour has developed where ash has landed and melted on the piece, with some black spots from carbon trapping. The side that was uppermost in the kiln naturally has more ash, whereas the underside shows more of the clay colour. Both sides are slightly concave, from the clay having got close to its melting point in the firing.

The inside of the vase has been given a simple clear gloss glaze, to ensure that it is fully waterproof. Note that the concavity in the sides means that the vase cannot take thick upright flower stems.