A couple of years ago I bought a small vase made by Scheurich in West Germany. It has a vermilion underglaze and a black lava glaze on top in a spider web pattern. The form is very simple, but I find the piece is stunning. This vase made me take a closer look at West German vases from the sixties and seventies and I found an awful lot to like. The modern forms, the interesting colour combinations - lots of browns, reds, turquoises and then all of the textures in the glazes captured my attention.
I decided I would have to try and recreate those glaze textures in print form and so I started to print vases. I have now editioned five vases and the two shown here are my current favourites. Someday I will make a print of the one I actually own!
Vase No. 26is available for sale here.