Sally Jaffee's whimsical vase that looks like a stack of teacups, with one of each her original fish, turtle, elephants and geisha designs. The vase is functional and beautiful with brilliant red glaze on black, grey and cream. It measures approximately 10.5 inches high by 5 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep. Each piece is a unique original.
About the process
My use of black, red and white glazing reflects a timelessness that I connect with. The Japanese kimono patterns create a theme which mixes with influences from the fine crafts of Africa, Greece, and Native American tribes.
The imagery on my vessels has been individually etched through layers of black and white slips on white stoneware, either on the wheel or by slab construction. They are then glazed with an earthy red glaze and electric fired to a mid-range temperature. A final coat of satin low fire glaze gives the pieces their soft shine. All pieces are food safe and have been fired for strength and durability.