Black Vase with Spikes
From Oaxaca, Mexico.
Developed by accident in 1953, the black pottery was created by burnishing it with a quartz crystal, then firing in a kiln heated to about 700°C (1292°F). The smoke and heat will turn the pieces black. The iron oxide in the clay also helps to turn it black.
It has a satiny sheen, sometimes with a slightly silver luster.
Dimmensions: ~9.5" height x 5 5/8" wide mouth but each spike protrudes ~3/4" (3.25 pounds)
In true wabi sabi style, each piece is created by hand and and not mass-produced so there might be slight irregularities. These irregularities are not considered flaws. This is part of the design and what makes each piece unique and special.
This product is available for "in-store pickup" ONLY. Please call the store or email us if you require shipping. We do not ship directly but we work with two companies who offer shipping in the Tri-State area.