Ceramic Vase with Turned Wood Base

We are a husband/wife artist team working with wood and ceramics. This vase started out as a ceramic vase top, thrown on the wheel and decorated with hand carving and custom glaze combos. Then a base for the vase was turned out of locally harvested Black Locust wood turned on a wood lathe. A solid piece of a black locust log was used in order to induce the vertical cracking in the wood base. These cracks are intended to highlight the contrast between the stone-like quality of the ceramic vase and the natural, in-flux quality of the wood.


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