Fresh flowers are a big part of life here in South India. Whether carefully arranged as a daily offering, or adorning a woman's hair, they are a beautiful, daily reminder of our fleeting and precious existence. Being surrounded by all these flowers inspired me to make a few different vase forms to hold them.
Above, Vase, 10" all; below, a detail shot of the rim. I love the soft, undulating rim on this form, and I the way that the dark, hard exterior contrasts with the soft, light inside.
Another vase form.
Above, another vase form, also about 10" tall; below, a detail of the disruption on the surface. In this piece, it seems as though the light inside, unable to stay hidden, is slowly stretching out through the dark outside.
A smaller version, a bud vase, around 5" tall
Just a few bottles
Above and below, two more favorites: small, carved vases. I was thrilled when both of these came out of the kiln. They glow like small, muted jewels, small enough to hold in one hand.
And of course, none of these vases is complete without bright, fresh flowers.