Porcelain Pottery Vase with Dahlias
My original Dahlias pattern includes a lot of other flowers too. A lovely vase whose shape suggests the art deco movement. This current batch of vases is slightly more narrow an opening than earlier in the summer. I made this out of a white porcelain clay body. I threw it on the potter's wheel, trimmed the bottom with a foot ring so the bottom is glazed as well. The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique in black of flowers on a black ground. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the exterior, the interior is a lovely soft purple glaze.
Please appreciate the slight variations and imperfections that are the signs of hand made pottery. This pot is approximately 7.5" tall x 4.5" wide(exterior measurement). Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom.