Spring is on the horizon, and I’ve already been picking daffodils and camelias for my small kenzan vases. I love these because of their understated elegance and I always feel talented when I arrange flowers in them. Attached pins inside the base make it simple to create arrangements ikebana-style (1-3 stems) or a full bouquet. My customers love these as as table centerpieces, host gifts, and of course, Mother’s Day gifts.
I make these at my potter’s wheel using fine porcelain clay. The vases including brushwork are made with a shino glaze formula derived from 16th Century Japan. Shinos glazes are popular because of their unpredictability and organic range in colors– from dark, almost black carbon-trapping to lighter grays and oranges–sometimes a mix of all three. Check out all of my vases in the online shop and contact me if you have any questions!