Sculptural Vases

These vases combine bases and tops that show off the many striking and contrasting qualities of fired clay. I initially made collar vases with wheel-thrown bases and hand-built tops, which evolved into duckpots, conepots, and crackpots, some made entirely of textured slabs. These pieces can be quite large and elaborate and can take several days to prepare and assemble.

Slab duckpot squat slab base

Slab duckpot squat slab base

River Crackpot

River Crackpot

Wrap pot

Wrap pot

White and tan collar vase

White and tan collar vase

Slab duckpot

Slab duckpot

Pastel conepot

Pastel conepot

Collar vase with brown base

Collar vase with brown base

Turquoise collar vase

Turquoise collar vase

Collar vase blue, yellow, black

Collar vase blue, yellow, black

Criss-cross Duckpot

Criss-cross Duckpot

Crackpot

Crackpot

Collar vase mixed clay brown base

Collar vase mixed clay brown base

collar vase with ball and chain

collar vase with ball and chain

Turquoise and tan collar vase

Turquoise and tan collar vase

Banda Azul duckpot

Banda Azul duckpot

Arrowhead duckpot

Arrowhead duckpot

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