Floral lustreware vase

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A handmade vase by Jonathan Chiswell Jones, a UK-based ceramics artist. The vase is created using a process called lustreware, resulting in its multicolour iridescent sheen when it catches the light. Each vase is individually numbered and signed.

Sometimes described as a modern alchemy, the lustreware process dates back ten centuries to potters of the Islamic empire, and has a fascinating history. To make lustreware pottery, silver and copper salts are mixed with clay and painted on the surface of the glazed pot. A third firing, in which the kiln is deprived of oxygen, deposits the metal in a minutely thin layer which combines with the glaze, creating the multicolour iridescent finish.

The vase is vitrified (a glass-like substance) and fully waterproof. The lustre surface is vulnerable to abrasion so pots should be treated carefully if you want them in pristine condition - or used normally and enjoyed with their scars of honour. Dishwashing is not good for the lustre; clean with soap, water and a sponge.

  • Product Code: CMCN450770
  • THEME: Luxury homeware
  • Size: 25cm x 15cm x 10cm
  • Gift: For her
  • Material: Reduction-fired lustreware
  • Details: Handmade in England

A handmade vase by Jonathan Chiswell Jones, a UK-based ceramics artist. The vase is created using a process called lustreware, resulting in its multicolour iridescent sheen when it catches the light. Each vase is individually numbered and signed.

Sometimes described as a modern alchemy, the lustreware process dates back ten centuries to potters of the Islamic empire, and has a fascinating history. To make lustreware pottery, silver and copper salts are mixed with clay and painted on the surface of the glazed pot. A third firing, in which the kiln is deprived of oxygen, deposits the metal in a minutely thin layer which combines with the glaze, creating the multicolour iridescent finish.

The vase is vitrified (a glass-like substance) and fully waterproof. The lustre surface is vulnerable to abrasion so pots should be treated carefully if you want them in pristine condition - or used normally and enjoyed with their scars of honour. Dishwashing is not good for the lustre; clean with soap, water and a sponge.

  • Product Code: CMCN450770
  • COMPOSITION: Luxury homeware