Makes the perfect wedding, anniversary, engagement, Mother's Day gift. I embrace the organic shapes, textures and edges of the clay. No two vases are exactly alike making this a truly one of a kind custom piece.
I create this vase using the finest porcelain. Each flower is hand cut, molded and attached by me (Crystal Shade) in my Nashville studio.
I stamp the names, dates etc into the back of the vase using special cut wood stamps. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE FOR CUSTOMIZATION.
The vase is the placed under plastic and slowly dried (with daily uncovering and rearranging ) for aprox. two weeks.
When its dry and no longer cool to the touch Its carefully placed into the kiln where it is bisque fired slowly over 14 hours until it reaches 1888f. next its slowly cooled aprox an additional 12 hours.
Next I apply 3 coats of clear food safe glaze. Once dry it's back in the kiln for the glaze fire. In aprox 7 hours it will reach 2269 Degrees F, then starts the 12 hour cool down.
Once cool I apply the 22kt gold to the rim of the vase. Now comes the final firing. This time its to 1252 degrees F and only takes 4 hours to reach temp.
After the last firing it's finally ready to be the best gift ever