I made this vase with black clay using the coiling method by joining and shaping just two coils at a time.

The only glaze I applied is a Matt Transparent Glaze, in order to make the vase waterproof. The clay’s natural color (when fired) reflects the light and emphasizes the shape and form very well.

It’s somehow very appealing to use this blank clay. But. Remember. When using black clay the shrinkage is about 25%!….  When I opened the kiln and saw the size it had shrunk to I felt cheated! ?

I was inspired by this poster I saw….