Where a dancer's hands bring clay to life

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Dancing Mermaids

This 8-inch cylindrical Vase was carefully carved to create two faces in its wall while the clay was drying. Additional clay was then applied to suggest ocean waves. Once hardened and fired, the vase was covered with a blue-green matte glaze, which -- during the second firing -- formed multiple tiny crystals that look like sea foam on the surface of the wall.  A few small, fresh-water pearls were then inlaid after the piece was fired to emphasize the relationship of this vase to the sea.  

Because of its design and textural components on the surface, it is most dramatic as an empty sculpture. It has visual and textural interest when viewed from all sides.   

This vase and a selection of other Carved Face Vases are available in different colors, sizes, and themes  at my  online shop

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