Illinois Local Clay Pit Fired Pottery Bottle - Orange and Black Vase
This pot is one of a kind-its clay was dug in a very small batch in Addison, just under an hour west of Chicago. I didn't glaze the outside to show off this beautiful bare clay. It is a lovely rich orange. The clays around here are low fire, sometimes called earthenware or terracotta. The color is caused by iron, which also causes its lower firing temperature. I love working with locally found clays because unlike commercially prepared clays they have great amount of unique personality and require a bit more attention. I fired this in the ground in a pit firing. A pit is dug and pots are packed in with sawdust and other materials which slowly burn, leaving beautiful smokey patterns, look at that beautiful iridescent patch! As a natural result of the process pit fired ware is not food safe, as it may not be watertight. This would make a unique addition to any decor. It measures a little under 4" tall I will happily combine shipping. If you prefer not to receive a refund through paypal, please contact me before you purchase Please ask me about wholesale! Facebook.com/smokesoakedpottery