Tall ceramic kitchen utensil holder vase with fern impressions, pottery home decor vase


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This tall ceramic vase or utensil holder was hand built by rolling out strips of stoneware clay and applying in a patchwork pattern around a cylinder form.  Each piece was stamped with 2 kinds of fern stamps.  The top edge is turned out slightly with the front edge lower than the back.  The base spreads out for greater stability.  After it was dry I rubbed the whole thing with a dark oxide stain and then wiped it down.  The outside is unglazed to allow the dark stained areas to show.  The inside is glazed brown with cream highlights.  The clay is a combination of tans and browns for a varied look.  About 11"  tall in the back.  The top is 4.5" diam and the base is about 5".  This will hold water.

Non toxic glaze on the inside with an unglazed outside.  Hand washing is recommended.  Felt feet on the bottom provide table protection.  This is a pretty container for your utensils by the stove, for dried arrangements in the fall or winter,  tall stemmed flowers in spring and summer and it makes a dramatic display piece.  The unglazed outside has a slightly rough texture and would be great in a rustic decor.