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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Yeah, the tulip vase is fired!

Here it is, finally! I'm quite proud of my first major project!  I started this tulip vase back in May.

It's 12cm high (4.75"), more for a grand mansion than my Georgian townhouse, but that can't be helped and it will get a good place in my dollshouse. I'm planning another one, but probably with square pots, like the one I originally saw in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

I've also made some more tiles with a different type of clay, hoping to make them more uniform and easier to decorate. That's another project in progress.  It's a good thing to have several things on the go and at different stages in pottery, at least I'll be producing more to help fill up the kiln :).

Four of the other pots have also been fired ( all four in the photo of the boxfile below, one on the table and three on the floor). Several others went in with experimental glazes that haven't worked very well, these are going to be fired again. Two of those with a dark blue glaze, which somehow was pale grey-green and much too thin after the first firing. The other two are also blue and white.
All but the flat dish on the floor to the right, are mine!
I really like the two in the middle on the floor. They have a different glaze that is a bit whiter, if that makes sense. The Delft type glaze is ever so slightly yellow. All pots except for the Japanese one are earthenware.


  1. Idske, the tulip vase is just stunning!!! Congratulations, I am so happy that it all worked out beautifully and that nothing went wrong in the kiln. Surely a piece to be proud of.

    The other vases looks great too :-)

  2. Idske, it's absolutely amazing, just wonderful! You have painted it beautifully too, very prescise.

    I think it is a very good idea to have a few projects on the go at the same time; I do, and I am constantly trying to finish them all ;)

    Your pots are also very lovely, I am a little green eyed!


  3. Hello Idsky,
    I have always been an admirer of tulip vases. They are and artform in themselves and I have to say you did a phenomenal job. It is absolutley perfect and looks so accurate and well made. I am very impressed. Bravo!
    THe vases are also quite beautiful, as well as everything else in the picture. It is a pleasure to follow your artwork.
    Big hug,

  4. Dear Idske,
    Still Dutch ! Your tulip vase is wonderful. The pottery is also nice.
    Hugs Dorien

  5. Idske, that's an amazing piece of pottery. I'd have gone cross-eyed trying to decorate it.

  6. Thank you all, I'm quite happy with it. Although I didn't mention a minor mishap. The top should have been fired separately and as it looked straight in the kiln it was fired on the vase, only to find out is only straight from this angle and very firmly attached to the vase. It's in fact leaning forward a bit. I don't care though, I still like it. :))

  7. Hemeltje Idske, dit is écht PRACHTIG!!! Heb er geen ander woord voor....:D
    Ik ben erg blij voor je dat het gelukt is met het "bakproces" in de oven.
    Dit is een schitterende miniatuur aanwinst voor je dollshouse.
    De andere potten zijn bovendien ook mooi geworden.
    Groetjes, Ilona

  8. Idske, applaus voor jezelf!!
    You have managed to create a beautiful tulip vase! A lot of work, a big applause from me...

  9. That tulip vase is spectacular! It looks so realistic.

  10. Thanks Maria and welcome to my blog!


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