Lake Superior Bud Vases
These bud vases are in the blue variety: Blue with a green rim, 101 blue and a floating blue version. All of these bud vases feature an image of Lake Superior.
Approximate dimensions: Height 12 cm (4.75") Diameter 7 cm (3")
Important: this is a handmade item. Dimensions can vary slightly. Each piece is special and unique.
It is made with lead-free, food safe glaze and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each bud vase is carefully created on the wheel. I trim the vase to give it a better finish and create a bottom rim. Every vase goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the vase is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze. After this fire, I glaze the vase and load the kiln for the next fire. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.