Where a dancer's hands bring clay to life

Sunlit Whirling Birds

Another of my Pirouette Vases, this bright yellow vase with a neck that ripples outward in two different directions  is covered with hummingbirds in flight. In the world of ballet, a pirouette is a rapid turn, which is usually done multiple times. Because these vases are made on a potter's wheel and are actually turned into existence, I was intrigued by the idea of a vase that  conveys the sensation of turning. 

Thus began a series of tall vases  (height range 15-17 inches) that are designed to hold living flowers but are sometimes more compelling as a centerpiece sculpture.  It was only a matter of time before hummingbirds appeared on the surface of these vases, joining in the dance and enhancing the sense of movement. 

This  vase is in a private collection in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Other versions of this vase are available at my  online shop

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