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These beautiful wheel thrown bottle forms feature Marietta's Velvet Purple™ glaze and unique metallic blue finish, or otherwise lustre, that gives them their unique reflective surfaces.
All bottles are MADE TO order and will be shipped in 4-6 weeks.
In this listing you see bottles starting at 8" high all the way up to 22". You can pick your own height and glaze finish in the drop down menu.
Marietta throws these bottles on the wheel up to 26" or 65cm high, (as tall as her present kilns can fit to fire) and gives workshops and demonstrations on bottle making. Many people have a difficult time believing that she doesn't use an extruder or a mold to make them until they watch her on the wheel. A very difficult form to throw!
The iridescence on the blue lustre bottle is achieved by adding 6% Platinum 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.
These bottles can be used with dried flowers, they are decorative and do not hold water. The whole group is a stunning set of bottles and it would make an excellent gift for a housewarming party or a wedding.
They can be ordered even if not currently in stock and will ship in 4 weeks.
Marietta has been selling these gorgeous elegant bottles through the American Craft Council Shows (ACC) and many of the top galleries in the country, some of which 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 1985-2014 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.