Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bucket Shaped Vase

This is one of several versions we made of the old Japanese "Oke" which were wooden buckets for drawing water from a well. They are fun to use for ikebana floral arrangements. They were not easy to fire in the anagama as the handle would be inclined to move sideways, as this one has, but that can add to the challenge when it is used.

1 comment:

  1. It has a an almost salt glaze look to it. Where the ash has pooled...are their intentional channels or depressions in these areas? I need to do this more with my work. The wheel should help. Its a great piece Bruce, the sideways movement is a bonus I think.