Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Closed vessel scent warmer

I'm proud of this piece, even though it was a partial failure.  It was thrown as a closed vessel, which is an advanced technique for someone just starting out.  It's meant to be a scent warmer, that you put a candle in the bottom and either essential oil or scented wax on top.  However, when clay is fired in the kiln, it shrinks by about 15% which is quite considerable.  So when I put a candle in the bottom, the space isn't large enough for adequate oxygen and the candle goes out.  So sad.  I'm not sure what else it could be used for.  Maybe a fish house?

Project 37/50

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