birch bark vase

handmade stoneware vase by Grant Sonnex

The mixture of matt and shiny white glazes and the way they interact reminded me very much of the birch trunks that I see daily walking the dog in Leigh Woods outside Bristol. Where the glazes are resisted by little brush marks of wax painted onto the bisque fired pot they produce highlights of orange brown showing through the white just as you see on the birch trees. I like this and plan to develop it further.

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