Step Vase | Iridescent
Though Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s daybooks show a sketch of the Step Vase from around 1960, we have no record of it being produced until 2003, for Pewabic's centennial. Now it's a favorite, perfect with any decor, contemporary or traditional.
Many consider the Iridescent glaze to be Pewabic's most important contribution to ceramic art. Through trial, error, and sheer persistence, Mary Chase Perry Stratton developed her first successful Iridescent glaze in 1906. Establishing the formula and stabilizing the firing process took another three years. Today our Iridescent pieces are fired somewhat similarly, though with safer materials. It requires a third firing and a process called fuming, when vegetable oil is injected into the kiln to create the extraordinary one-of-a-kind effects.
This listing includes several images of each available glaze, so you can get a better idea of the range in results possible. If you have your heart set on a specific look, we invite you to wait for a special online release where the item depicted is the exact one you will receive, visit us in store, or set up a virtual shopping experience by contacting the store directly at 313.636.2010.
Copper Iridescent pieces often have blue-gray flashes of color that dapple the smooth surface of the copper-colored glaze.
Azurite Iridescent pieces often have flashes that range from silver to purple and green that accentuate this bold blue glaze.
- 9"H x 4"W
- Handcrafted in Detroit
- Pewabic logo stamped on the bottom
- High variations in glaze and firing results ensure each handcrafted Pewabic piece is one of a kind
- Do not put flower food in these vessels due to the soft nature of the glaze
- Photos are an example of what you may receive, you are not purchasing this exact piece
- Available in Copper Iridescent glaze and Azurite Iridescent glaze