Wheel thrown Textured Ceramic Bottles
"Sunken Treasure Series" by Marietta Theodorou-LeMieux, first made and introduced in Greece in 1992.
The ones for sale here are approximately 22" or 55cm high for the taller one and 18" or 45cm for the shorter one.
You can pick the size you'd like on the drop down menu or you can purchase the set of 2 for a discounted price.
All bottles are MADE TO ORDER and are shipped within 3-4 Weeks.
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!
They are made from a porcelaneous stoneware clay and have Marietta's silicon carbide Lava Textured Glaze on the outside, and a bronze glaze on the lips. Other lip-colors available, as you can see from the ones with the Red Crackle glaze in the thumbnail photo to the side. They are decorative but you can use them to display long stems of dried flowers.
Contact us if you'd like another lip color and we will let you know if it can be done.
Marietta has been selling these gorgeous elegant bottles 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!
A very versatile bottle, would make an excellent gift for a housewarming party or a wedding.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The design of this handmade art piece and all associated images and descriptive text are ©copyright 1985-2017 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.