My dear sister, Rose, is a great encouragement to me in my ceramics journey. So I wanted to make her a few items for her birthday this year. Now that her birthday is past, I can post a couple of photos of the items which I was saving as a surprise for her.
raku fired last month. I really like how the red is very vivid, there is a nice crackle in the white glaze, and there is a beautiful iridescence in the turquoise glaze. It sure looks different than when it was greenware :
Here it is, from a few more angles :
The second item is a round vase with vine maple imprint, which I made for my sister since she wanted a similar one at the charity pottery draw in April, and didn't win it. So this is the replacement:
Here's a photo of the two of them, before heading to their new home :