This classic bottle shape was made on the potter's wheel. It measures 9" by 6.5". It has 20 different glazes used in its decoration. 17 are high fire glazes while the other 3 are low fire glazes. They were painstakingly put on in a spray booth, one color at a time. So it was, stir a glaze until ready, spray it on the bottle in various places, clean air brush and then stir the next glaze until ready, etc. This took quite some time. After a about a dozen glazes had been applied, it was getting hard to tell the glazed from the unglazed areas. After I got to my magic number of 17, the bottle got high fired and I was fairly pleased with the results. I decided to go back in with low fire glazes and fill in some of the bare spots. The effect is a patchwork look. Click on each for a larger image. This piece is available here.
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