very small vase – white and vanilla 3


this little vase (8cm x 5 cm at the base) started life as exactly the same pattern as one of the trinket bowls but by becoming a vase a very different pattern emerged.  a classic british pear shape it’s subtle tones will grace any mantlepiece or window sill with ease.

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these little vases started life as a flat blank of white and vanilla glass. The two in their raw state are virtually indistinguishable from each other but a bit of heat and this is the result. The caramel tones are from white on vanilla and the white and grey from vanilla on white. It’s all about metals and reactions. Please don’t ask me more – I haven’t a clue! but oh so pleasing is the result. The delicate line where the two colours meet is a joy to behold. 

The vases start life as a thick blank of glass and they are then slumped through a doughnut of bisque clay dropping to the floor of the kiln and depending on where I stop it depends on how broad the base is and how much of a ‘fold’ occurs.  The dropping takes about three hours and you can see in the photos below what that looks like as I check on it’s progress camera in hand. A hand that is very thickly covered in special gloves that the heat doesn’t penetrate and glasses that deflect the intense heat and light from the kiln. It’s not a look I’d allow for public viewing but we glass artists sacrifice a lot for our passions!

Additional information

Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 4.5 × 7.5 cm