Our Ikebana Flower Vases are inspired by the nature that surrounds us. John first throws the elements he needs and then alters and assembles the clay pieces until he's satisfied with his design. Bring nature into your home using an ikebana flower vase.
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning alive or arrange & bana meaning flower.
Each Ikebana is one of a kind. The shapes are irregular and the glazes change with each firing. There are 3 sizes-$100-$90-$80.
It stands approx. 2# tall. They vary from 4/5 sides and each side can vary from 4"/5"/6".
When John decides to explore a form he's usually thought about the ideas before sketching them out in his notebook. Glazes he's been testing also drives the shapes and sizes of the ideas he works out in his notebook. Before he starts the series he warms up by making small pottery candle-holders or tea bowls.
The glaze is gold and brown; the 'spikes' are drops of porcelain formulated to fit our clay body.
Our ceramics are inspired by the stunning natural beauty of Door County, the southern part of the amazing Niagara Escarpment.The arbor vitae cling to the cliffs and fill the air with it’s tenacious aromas, the fresh air off Lake Michigan and Green Bay lift spirits, the clear water and skies expand hearts and minds of all who visit. Our shapes, images and glazes reference the lakes, cliffs, forests, beaches, and weather in each piece of functional art we make.We translate these powerful experiences into abstract and universal images that elicit an instant response by the viewer which makes visiting our showroom an interactive experience.
These are one of a kind vases. That said, we do accept commissions inspired by the shapes and glazes you see here.
When John decides to explore a form he's usually thought about the ideas before sketching them out in his notebook. Fish shapes have been a part of this process. Glazes he's been testing also drives the shapes and sizes of the ideas he works out in his notebook. Before he starts the series he warms up by making small pottery candle-holders or tea bowls.
This is a special Collaboration Vase: John threw it and Diane created the art.
There are two glazes on this vase: a satin matte on the white and a semi matte on the blue, which created the yellow; the white dots and lines is from porcelain formulated to fit our clay body.