This handmade vase is part of my Hand Drawn Tattoo vase collection.
A unique collection of pieces all individual and with a theme. Made from stoneware clay on the pottery wheel. Once the piece is trimmed, the piece is left to dry for around a week. I then bisque fire so that it makes its hard enough to be drawn on without damaging the structure.
I use a slip pen to create my design, they are all completely individual, this can take around a week to complete for the more detailed designs. The piece is then fired again so that when I add the coat of glaze at the final stages it wont run.
This design is called The Crane It is inspired by my love of nature and exotic flowers. I love tropical palm trees and flowers and the bird just fitted nicely into the design. The outer finish is a flat matt, which keeps the design fresh and natural showing the natural clay behind the design.