gilded indigo pinch pot 2

gilded indigo pinch pot 2

50.00

A tiny, ceremonial pinch pot pinched from white earthenware clay, fired with crushed glass and fine silver metal clay slip decoration, then dipped in indigo.  Sits atop a sterling silver metal clay ring.

3 1/4" across x 1 1/2" deep

For decorative use only, not food safe.

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Making pinch pots is one of my favorite things and indigo is one of newest favorite things.  I got a bit adventurous with this series ... this one has a sprinkle of crushed glass fired onto the clay along with a decorative band of fine silver metal clay slip.  The firing temperature is well beyond the melting point of the silver, where it "crawls" up into little balls along the painted line.  Then, for a bit more experimentation, I dipped the little pot in my indigo vat for a lovely light wash of indigo blue.

To make this series even more special, I made sterling silver metal clay ring bases ... each one unique, each one pinched into shape leaving the raw edges ... just like the earthenware clay vessels.