Celtic Vase | Iridescent
Inspired by a historic Pewabic lamp base from our museum collection, the Celtic Vase is wrapped in beautiful interweaving lines reflecting the style of Irish knots and timeless architecture.
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.
Matte Green Iridescent is extremely variable with smooth mirror-like greens and blues featured alongside a darker matte green surface.
- 8.5" tall
- Handcrafted in Detroit
- Individually slip cast and glazed by Pewabic artisans
- Pewabic logo stamped on bottom
- Slight variations in glaze and firing results ensure each handcrafted Pewabic piece is one of a kind
- In our Copper and Matte Green Iridescent glazes
- Do not use plant food with Iridescent vessels.