Bee Ware Porcelain Pottery Vase with Gold Bees HUGE
A verrrrry big vase. You can see the steps in making it on my Instagram Reels. It is very heavy. This is an elegant classic shape decorated with black and gold bees. A beautiful piece.
I made this out of a white porcelain clay body. I threw it on the potter's wheel in 3 pieces, and joined the pieces when they were still wet clay giving you the silhouette of a classic chinese vase shape. The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique of black bees as well as many overglaze gold decals, yes 22karat gold, of bees sealed permanently on. This requires a third kiln firing. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the entire piece. Please appreciate the slight variations and imperfections that are the signs of hand made pottery. This pot is approximately 22" tall x 9" wide(exterior measurement). Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom.