Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2 Views of Summer, 2012

Front and back views of my white Summer Grasses raku vase with bamboo handle. Hand built sculpture clay and paper clay. Grass orchid design is free hand wax resist. White crackle raku glaze. Bamboo is from recycled and repurposed old kendo shinai. Bound with waxed linen twine. 21"H x 8"W x 4.5"D.

I like the simplicity of the design. Doing the free hand wax resist is a one shot deal and I'm happy with the way the grass orchids turn out. The wax resist brushwork is done with a calligraphy brush.

It is more of a sculptural piece rather than an utilitarian one.


Marla Robb said...

These are really beautiful. I feel relaxed and peaceful just looking at the photo!

Anthony Foo said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the piece. It turned out really nice, especially the hand drawn wax resist design of the grass orchids.