PINK PETAL VASE
Hand made from porcelain clay. Shaped on the potter's wheel before carefully sculpting the original design. The artist, Gail Lundgren, sprays the glazes onto the artwork before kiln firing to 2200 degrees. Signed by the artist. 10" x 6" wide.
This vase was from a design that came to me and I immediately thought the design should be upside down from this, but in my spirit I heard 'no the other way'. This was my first attempt make something from that divine inspiration. While I sculpted this vase, a Japanese artist was also in the studio and he marveled at the design and told me it was so much like a Japanese vase. I was flattered, for the Japanese are well known for beautiful ceramics. He then helped me select the glaze. This vase was fired in a reduction kiln. A reduction kiln is powered by natural gas which shoots flames all around the pottery each place the flames hit, oxygen is removed from the glaze. This glaze is called blue red celadon. It is unpredictable as to what color will eventually stay on the vase. Many blue red celadon pots become grey, green or bright red. Sometimes one side is a different color than the other side of the pot. However, this is unique and very special, for it is of a pinkish nature. The fact that the color is maintainged around the vase reveals the flames of live fire wrapped all the way around this vase. This is difficult to obtain in a large kiln full of pots. You can see in my inventory, no other vase is this beautiful.