Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bruce Gholson's Wood Fired Flattened Bottle

Bruce Gholson, wood fired flask, 18" x 7.5 x 4.75"

This flask was fired in David Stumpfle's large wood kiln some years ago. We try to hold on to examples of special pieces that we have made, and this is one of them in on our collection. I love the way that the carving makes the bottle look indented and lobed following the curve of the lines. Bruce used one of his stone flakes to carve the pattern and texture.

David Stuempfle is a potter that lives near by that makes great pots. He sells his work from special kiln openings during the year. Visit his web site's gallery to become acquainted with his statuesque pottery.

The other side of the wood fired flask.
Detail of the wood fired flask

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