Radiant Orchid Purple Handmade Pottery Straight Bottle
This is a very rare piece as this radiant orchid purple color is really difficult to achieve and it's very unpredictable.
A truly unique exquisite wheel thrown bottle vase form featuring Marietta's unique metallic finish, or otherwise luster, that gave it this unique reflective surface.
h: 6" (15cm) and approx. 2" dia.
The iridescence is achieved by adding 12% 22k Gold in powder form into the glaze and the piece is fired multiple times including a reduction firing (absence of oxygen during firing). The dragonfly wing effect is done by hand-painting.
You can use this with dried flowers, it is decorative and does not hold water. An excellent gift for a housewarming party or a wedding.
Marietta has been selling similar bottles to this gorgeous elegant one, through many of the top galleries in the country, some of them include:
The Art Institute of Chicago,
Museum of Art and Design (Former American Craft Museum), New York, NY
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Boston Museum of Art
Milwaukee Art Museum
Topeo Art Gallery, New Hope PA
American Artisan, Nashville TN
Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington, DC
M.C. Ginsberg, Iowa City IA
Bellagio, Asheville NC
Avant Garde Art Gallery, Washington DC.........and many more, too many to mention here!
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The design of this handmade art piece and all associated images and descriptive text are ©copyright 1985-2016 by Marietta LeMieux (Marietta Theodorou-LeMieux) either registered or unregistered, unless otherwise noted. Violation of this copyright may subject the violator to civil and/or criminal prosecution. Copyright DOES NOT transfer with purchase and no license to reproduce is created or should be inferred.