For me, this project was largely a study of surface texture and treatment. Color and form came into play largely insofar as how they enhanced different textures. Some of the vases created thrilling mood, while some functioned well as decorative objects; and there is an amount of overlap between those two categories. Each piece is hand built and fired to either △04 or △5 (1940° and 2232° F, respectively), some being fired to both during what was for every piece a multiple firing process. Some pieces were fired as many as six times to achieve their final affect.
© Marita Chustak