Hand made from porcelain clay. 5"h X 7"w 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.
This little dish is a one of a kind, probably will never happen again, pomegranate vase. Porcelain clay is notoriously difficulty. This should never have resulted without engineers. I threw the bottom pot on the potters’ wheel and thought maybe I would cut up some flat pieces of porcelain and attach them, not on the outside but to the inside where it is impossible to see whether the attachments are perfect. Porcelain does not do imperfect. So I did. I put plastic over the pomegranate for weeks, while I waited for the petals to fuse to the inside of the pot. This is where many pots fail, dry too fast and the pot cracks. Connecting pieces together will likely result in two different stages of dry and certainly crack, break or otherwise self-destruct. When I sprayed it with glaze I still did not expect the pomegranate to survive 2200 degrees in the kiln. That is a lot of pressure on an impossible pot. But here it is with its little bottom kissed by the sun (yellow glaze) and the petals reaching out for the world to claim, ‘I made it’ !!