Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This new vessel is not new. Made a few years ago from red earthenware, it was burnished and pit fired with green foliage. The piece cracked in many places but the surface was so beautiful I was prompted to stow it away up on a tall shelf and not dump it. Recently, I have been taking cracked vessels, re-firing the pieces in different ways, and re-assembling them. I thought i would try it with this one. I had to re-break several pieces to get a decent composition. Missing pieces were replaced with solid brass rivets and the piece topped off with some copper leaf. Many, many hours of extra time evolved but, I am pleased.