Botanical Imprint - Bud Vase 1
This is a small flower vase/bud vase made in a buff stoneware clay.
This is a one of a kind piece. The botancials were picked from our garden, then rolled into the clay to leave an impression but they differ from the Foraged range. The slab with the impressions on is then fired to make a bisque mould. Clay is then rolled onto this form to make the refief texture. These moulds can be re-used but each time will be slightly different depending on where I place the clay, pressure used etc.
This vase is fully glazed on the inside. Stoneware clay is less porus, harder and more durable than Earthernware (Earthernware is what is most commonly found in general shops) but I do recommend to handwash to avoid any knocks etc in the dishwasher.
Approx size = 7.5cm W x 10cm H
How is Meraki Studio Pottery made?
All Meraki Studio Pottery is made by hand. All projects start off as a hand rolled slab or pinch pot. They are then joined, shaped, decorated etc before leaving to dry out. Once dry they are bisque fired then have glaze, underglaze etc hand painted on and fired again. While it is very time consuming making this way, I find it incredibly rewarding and absolutely love this process even though it can take a few days from start to finish for each item. Because of the nature of making by hand each piece is a little rustic but not in a bad way. You won't see perfectly round cups/vases etc, there will be the odd mark from when I have hand shaped them etc. For me this is the beauty of handmade. They really are a labour of love ♥