Copyright Judith Taylor, 2018. All rights reserved.
This 10-inch cylindrical Vase was carefully carved while the clay was drying to create faces, swirling grooves, and a deep opening in the wall. It was then covered with a matte glaze, from which shades of blue, gray, and brown emerged while it was being fired at over 2000F degrees.
Sufficient space for water was left at the base of the vase, so it could hold living flowers. However, it is most dramatic as an empty sculpture because of the negative space created behind the faces, as well as the subtle horizontal lines within the vase that remained from when it was originally thrown on the wheel. It is part of a private collection Newtown, Connecticut.