This is a form that I threw several months back. Its shape, with a wide belly and thin neck, is what I refer to as a “classic” vase.

This anatomy is one that I return to every so often and recalls fond memories of my early days on the wheel. These were the first shapes that I was able to make (after learning the cylinder) because of their relative ease compared to the other forms I work on nowadays. The pieces that I have been throwing for the last year or so may not look significantly more challenging than this to the untrained observer but it is so. Bulging out the bellies of a cylinder wider than this introduces a litany of issues and makes the clay beg to fall back down to the wheel.

Still deciding on how to glaze this vessel, among others. If anyone has a reliable high fire gas or electric glaze recipe that you think would pair nicely with this vessel, let me know!