Functional art at it's best - as a conversation-starter! Shown with a standard-sized champagne bottle.
Usage: No need for ice. Chill the bottle with the chiller and the ceramic exterior will retain and radiate the cool. There is room for a small amount of ice if you're a creature of habit, but it's not needed.
This piece is saggar-fired in a base of hay and wood chips. All coloring comes from reduction firing of natural found materials, metals, and carbonates.
- Sky coloring was achieved by saturating pine straw and hemp rope in cobalt carbonate, and attaching with cotton cordage.
- Lightning gestures were created in using manipulated copper wire. It was unraveled, cut, and carefully placed to mimic sharp, vertical-bending lines.
- Hail/Rain gestures are derived from the maturation of manganese specks in the stoneware clay's base upon firing at cone 6 temperature.
- Earth gesture was achieved by stretching extra fine steel wool to baby-fine hairlike thinness and stretching it to encircle the bottom of the piece.
I then coated inside and out with a zinc-free clear coat to ensure the chiller maintains a water-tight seal.
Bisque fired to 1922°. Colorant-fired in high-fire saggar to 1742°. Clear coat glazed to 2165°.
- hand-built cylinder
- 40 oz liquid capacity (2.5 pints)
- 14.5" circumference
- 6" tall
Handcrafted in the USA using domestically-sourced clay and glazes.