Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ovoid Bottle by Mark Lambert


This paddled, ovoid bottle was made by Mark Lambert while he and I were in school at Utah State University. Mark now teaches in Minnesota. This little woodfired bottle has to be one of the most handled bottles in my collection. Everyone comments on how each side is so different. The extreme flashing and woodash deposit on one side... left the otherside almost a leather brown. Pretty wild considering how small this bottle is. My only regret was not picking out more pots from this firing of Mark's.


4 comments:

George Ingraham said...

What an awesome bottle..

I am curious just how small it is ? Under 3" possibly ?

alexander solla said...

I'd say this one is closer to 4 inches. Not too terribly large. In another time, it would have made a nice hip flask.

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

I always think theres a lot to be said for smaller pieces, they can be beautiful too! I think a lot of folks go in for the *big* pots

alexander solla said...

I used to make tiny carved vases... very delicate, rich surfaces, unctuous glazes... and they always sold for far more $ than my larger vases ever did. I was sorely tempted to focus my making on JUST the smaller works. Something about the intimacy... not really sure how it translates, but it reminds me of netsuke or semi-precious stones. You just feel compelled to hold it and touch it.