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Created and Sold by Lynne Meade

Lynne Meade
Openwork Orb Vessel small - Black | Decorative Objects by Lynne Meade
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Openwork Orb Vessel small - Black - Decorative Objects

Price $160

Creation: 1-3 weeks
Shipping: FedEx 3-5 days
Price $45 Shipping in the US, ask the creator about international shipping.
Estimated Arrival: March 5, 2023

DimensionsWeight
18H x 6W x 0D in
45.72H x 15.24W x 0D cm
6 lb
2.72 kg

Inspired by midcentury modern design, the pierced collection is wheel-thrown and hand-pierced stoneware with a turquoise crackle glaze. Small holes are created when the clay is still wet and then each hole is painstakingly enlarged and smoothed when the clay is bone dry. The interplay of light and shadow, color and form complements any urban, contemporary or transitional space.

The Openwork Orb Vessel is lovely as an accent piece or is stunning as a centerpiece with a candle inside. It is versatile and will blend well with many styles. From Contemporary to Craftsman, to Shabby Chic, this piece does it all. The bold black color accentuates the form beautifully.

• Color: Black
• Material: White Stoneware
• Shape: Orb
• Pattern: Openwork
• Designed and handcrafted in Oakland, CA.


DETAILS
Pierced ceramic decor, furniture, lighting and tabletop are made-to-order.
Certain styles and colors are on Quick Ship.
Custom sizes and colors are available.
Commissions for different shapes are welcome.
Lead time is 1 to 3 weeks. Custom orders can take up to 5 to 6 weeks.

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Item Openwork Orb Vessel small - Black
Created by Lynne Meade
As seen in Creator's Studio, CO, CO
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Lynne Meade
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
Wheel thrown, hand pierced pottery

All of my pieces are wheel thrown and hand pierced. Everything is done by eye, without molds or templates. I initially pierce the piece about two hours after I throw it. I pierce it while it is still fairly wet so that it won’t crack. But the holes are much smaller at this point, so that the piece won’t collapse. I then go back when the piece is completely dry and the clay is rigid, and painstakingly enlarge each hole with a damp sponge. The water in the sponge erodes away the bone dry clay, allowing me to take away as much clay as possible
I love to push the medium as far as I can, seeing how little clay I can leave while still maintaining the structural integrity of the piece. People often ask me why they don’t collapse and I tell them that they often do. Most of the time the problems happen during the hottest part of the firing process. The clay becomes slightly molten and the more lacy pieces can slump or collapse. It is a careful balance between achieving the delicate appearance that I want and not creating a kiln disaster.
I also strive to blur the boundaries between form and function, and function and art. I was trained as a traditional, functional potter. I will probably always want to create tableware and functional pieces, but also can’t seem to resist rebelling against function, and the constraints and limitations of functional ware, just to see how far I can take the clay. It’s all about strength in the form of delicacy