SALT FIRED CARVED VASE
This unique vase is hand made by Sarah Leckie of Metchosin on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C. She uses a a distinctive salt fired technique for the body then carves the design into the clay. This makes for a very organic and unusual finish. Use for fresh or dried flowers or as a beautiful display item.
Sarah draws her inspiration from the versatility and playfulness of the medium of clay. She especially enjoys designing the surfaces of her pieces through impressing, carving and transferring designs.
Size ~ 10.5 inches high x 5 inches width at base
All her pieces are microwave and dishwasher proof.
Salt-firing: gives a crispness in colors and varying surface textures. Late in the gas firing, "burritos" made of salt and baking soda and wood shavings are put into the kiln on a piece of angle iron. Once in the kiln, they volatilize sending salt vapor moving with the gas flame among the pieces of pottery.
The resulting outside surfaces vary from side to side due to the direction of the flame with the salt vapor interacting with the pieces as the flame weaves through the kiln. Each piece is different and sparkles with a vitality that only the salt-firing process can produce.