Bud vases are the second smallest vases I create. They measure about 4.5 inches tall and are perfect to hold one or two small flowers, or a bud that falls from a larger flower arrangement. Like the mini vases, they add a delightful accent to any room of the home. In order to make the open, dancing shape, I carve into the vase before the clay dries, and stretch out the sides.
This red glaze is bright and vibrant, yet it is not garish. It adds a strong frame around the little wildlife scene within, where a solitary hummingbird feasts on a cluster of flowers. Fully watertight, the vase can hold living flowers or remain empty and have the same whimsical impact.
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