This pot is a collaboration between myself and my friend Rose Hardesty, read more about our process beneath the description of this piece!
This piece is a favorite of both Rose and Christina. Christina begins these forms as a hunk of solid clay that is pinched out and then hewn into shape; as such they have more heft than work that is thrown on the potter's wheel and provide a sturdy presence on your table. After Christina hand built this form, Rose applied the ladies and moths transfers. After bisque firing, Christina added her wax resist primrose designs to incorporate the ladies into the blooms! Lastly this pot was fired in a wood burning kiln for 18 hours, with salt introduced to glaze the exterior with a satiny finish. All pots are made from high temperature stoneware clay and are dishwasher and microwave safe (though we recommend hand washing for pieces with delicate features). Treat them well and they will last for generations of use!
Our process: Rose and I have been firing wood kilns together for the past two years and it has been such a great partnership! We’re good at problem solving together, each of us have complementary strengths we bring to the table, and we are both committed to making extremely tasty food at our firings :) Once, during a firing of a large two chamber kiln together, we made pots while waiting the few days it takes to cool before unloading. We combined our building and decorating techniques together to stretch our brains and have fun and loved the results! Since then, we take breaks from time to time from making our own work to have a jam session in the studio together and make more of these pots. Thanks for checking out our collaborations!
13" x 7" x 2.5"