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My Red Vase by lisaluera My Red Vase by lisaluera
My Red Vase, March 2007

- Wheel thrown
- Laguna B-Mix 10
- Burnished while leather hard
- Polished with Terra Sigilata while bone dry
- Bisque fired to Cone 08
- Fired in a foil saggar [link] with ferric chloride, horse hair, wood shavings, and sugar (we call these baked potato pots because they look like baked potatoes wrapped in foil in the kiln)
- No glaze

This is one of the two pots that I have decided to keep for myself from the Linda and Charlie Riggs workshop. The 1 horsehair that I put inside the saggar left such an amazing impact on the overall look of the pot. I put a lot of wood shavings inside the pot to turn it black. I think some of the smoke is what turned the top and shoulders somewhat black too.

Photograph by Harrison Evans

This pot is not for sale. Some of the other pots in my gallery are available for sale.
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My Red Vase by *lisaluera When you look at “My Red Vase” keep in mind the swirling colors and wispy patterns you see were not painted, they are burned into the piece. The path the vapor travels is random and can never be duplicated. Skill and some great luck has left :devlisaluera: with a truly one of a kind work of art. ( Suggested by CreativelyStrange and Featured by ohnojaylo )
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the essential earth tone
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GRAN1TE Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool.  how long does it take you to get to 1350 degrees when you fire your raku kiln?
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DJFlat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, Im loving the colour
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thank you!
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TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Beautiful Work!
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sdpartwork Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
This is absolutely mesmerizing!
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the first part of the Artisan Crafts ABC, as one extraordinary example of all the wonderful artisan crafts there is :) This article is part of the Artisan Crafts week at #projecteducate, please don't forget to check out the activities and the contest we have planned for this event! Have a nice week!
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thank you!
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Talty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
My pleasure :D
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cadworkshop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Lovely work. I really wish this was for sale. I would be very tempted.
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