Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vessel #2

A while back I showed you a wonderful clay vessel I made for my friend Marian.  You can see it here.  A couple weeks ago I needed a gift for my favorite niece, Hilary, so I decided to try the same idea, but this time I used black. 

I started with a triangular base, and used the same random technique of adding bits and pieces of black clay.  Again, I let the clay tell me what it wanted to be.  I let the vessel take shape beneath my hands.
I love how every angle of a piece like this is unique, and tells a different story.  While I may repeat a shape, it never looks the same.
It's interesting how the shape of the piece changes as it grows.  I intended to make this one a bit taller, but as I created it, the opening began to shrink.  I needed to be able to prop it with a tall glass in the oven so it would keep its form, so I had to stop at just about four or five inches.
I really enjoy making these intricate vessels.  I can't decide which one I like better, the black or the white.  What do you think?
I hope you have a great day!  Thanks again for stopping by!


  1. This is so cool, I love all the intricate detail! Awesome work Lisa! Love the white one, but I think my favorite is this black one. :)

    1. I'm torn. I like them both alot! Each one was just right for the person I made it for, so I guess that's a good thing.

  2. What I think is the coolest is that after you posted about the vessel you made for Marian, I tried to submit a comment about how maybe you would make one in either black or purple for me for my bday. I had trouble getting my comment to post, intended to try again later, and never came back to it! Then, I unwrapped this awesome gift! It's as if you read my mind!

    I LOVE the vessel you made me for my bday and am thrilled that I have another piece of your work to display proudly in my home.

    1. Great minds think alike! I knew you would like it, and I had such fun making them that I wanted to try another!