This 11-inch pitcher is covered with a creamy white glaze, under which dark green leaves and red flowers have been painted with a pigmented liquid clay. The handle rises above the neck of the pitcher and then, as it descends, it forms several ripples before it fuses with the body. It got its unusual name because it reminded me of a woman standing with her shoulder slightly elevated and her hand on her hip, with a defiant attitude.
The vessel has several uses. It can be a vase for living flowers with the handle creating a decorative detail, or it can simply stand alone as a piece of sculpture, where the geometry of the shape and the design of the painting on the vessel create an interest from every angle.
Similar recreations of this vase can be custom ordered at my online shop.
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