Double Sphere Bottle White Vessel by Giselle Hicks
Double Sphere Bottle White Vessel by Giselle Hicks
Double Sphere Bottle White Vessel by Giselle Hicks

Double Sphere Bottle White Vessel by Giselle Hicks

$650.00

About

This series of coiled-and-pinched vessels came from a self-imposed assignment to make something using only a few tools. My hope is that the finished piece reflects my skill and control of the material while acknowledging the limitations and idiosyncrasies of my hands and body.

I begin a day in the studio by making a few sketches, wedging clay and rolling a pile of coils. I work on eight to ten forms at a time, rotating from one to another as they stiffen enough to continue building up the thin walls. It takes about two days to finish a group of vessels. Typically, I work in this rhythm for two weeks before I have enough work to fire. Once the vessels are dry, they are loaded and fired in a bisque kiln, allowed to cool for a day, then sanded and washed in preparation for the glaze application. I dip the pots into a large bucket of glaze to get a thick and even coating. All the work is then fired in an electric kiln to 2230 degrees (cone 6).

Sizing

15" x 7"

Have a question? Please call us at 713.637.4310 or email us at [email protected]