small vase – pacific atoll


the events that led up to me being  in the cockpit of a plane landing and taking off from small pacific islands was emotionally and in reality the longest day of my life. the memory of those islands were worth every moment of the 48 hours that preceded it.

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tall vase: 9.5 cm x 4cm short vase: 8.5cm x 6cm

enamel on glass

(decorative purposes only) hand wash only

*I'd crossed the international date line, it was a 48 hour day.

All vases are supplied with a sample of museum gel which will secure the vase to your shelf. 

For details about museum gel click here.

these delicate little vases are made using ceramic doughnuts. a flat blank is fired with the design in place. The blank is then suspended over a doughnut of bisque clay and the kiln works it’s magic. the three photographs below show you a very quickly taken shot of a vase dropping. this all happens at over 700 degrees and takes nearly three hours to achieve. and that’s after 5 hours to get to temperature and another 16 hours to cool down! 

these vases take  time to make as one fault in the glass and it won’t drop smoothly to form the vase.

opening the kiln after the drop is an exciting moment as you can see how the pattern has reformed itself after dropping through the aperture in the bisque doughnut.


Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 9 × 5 cm

short: 8cm x 6cm, tall: 9.5cm x 4cm

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