Monday, November 30, 2009

Vace Replace

Last year, at the Dakotah Prairie Museum, one of the sales from this show was a slumped vase.
Sherri, a most helpful staff member of the museum, bought one similar to this for her brother, as a gift.
He liked the vase, so much that when it met with disaster, he wanted a replacement.
He has patiently waited for me to get to his work sheet.
From memory (a very poor memory)
I tried recreating the piece, hurriedly before Craig's surgery commenced, as he was visiting sister Sherri...would have been a nice surprise.
Except I fused up the wrong color...for some reason I was remembering a lavenderish color blue.
Well that wasn't going to work, so I did a different color, with the aide of a picture...(pictures help a lot ya know!)
I think I have it right now.
This one has a really nice draping, in my opinion perfect, sits well too.
A cathedral color blue and greens streaked together.
The picture isn't the best for capturing the piece...but the best I could do this morning.
If it isn't what they want, I will take a better picture and place it up on Ebay, along with the one I mistakenly produced.
It takes several days to produce a piece in the 2 vases is just about 2 weeks worth of kiln work...yeah, lengthy process!
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Anne said...

Hi, Mar! This is STUNNING! I absolutely love it! Just gorgeous! :-)

MrCachet said...

This is beautiful, Mary. It reminds me of the look of Dale Chihuly(sp) glass works. Blue & Green look spectacular in natural light! He does a lot of pieces that look wonderful outdoors, and I think you ought to be proud of how this looks. How big is it?

Bea said...

Just beautiful. I certainly hope he is pleased. I know I would be. :)Bea

Sarah said...

It is a lovely vase Mary-such beautiful colours! Why does it take so long? Are you adding new layers as you make it? I bet he will love it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had no idea it took that long to make a vase. Wow. This piece is nicely done and the colors are stunning.

One of the reasons I take so many photos for my blog is to refresh my memory when things go bad, or I want to recreate a technique. You are so right. Photos help a lot.

Mary said...

Oh Mar, this is gorgeous!!!

Dianne said...

amazing & gorgeous!