This lidded jar was thrown on a wheel, altered into a gourd shape with a hand sculpted bird's nest on a branch.
SECONDS: OOPS! This jar is missing one of the flutes, although its very hard to notice. Look at the pics and if this doesn't bother you, scoop it up and enjoy the savings.
This is from my series Magic Gourds. Each jar is decorated with totems and symbols long believed to attract favorable elements into your world.
Eggs in a nest symbolize prosperity and fortune earned from one's labors. The nest also symbolizes home and family unity.
It takes several hours to throw, alter, and sculpt these jars. Very small brushes and patience are required to glaze the details. If the piece cracks or the glaze does not flow well, all the work is lost.