Toasted Birch Vase

This special custom "toasted" Birch vase was wheel-thrown by Pewabic artist and educator Steven Kin and glazed by Glaze Tech and educator Jose Arenivar-Gomez. Our team of makers set out to create one-of-a-kind forms and glaze results specifically for this year's House & Garden Show. There were no parameters or rules, so many of our artists drew inspiration from historic Pewabic designs. 

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.

  • 8.25" tall x 4.75" wide
  • Handcrafted in Detroit
  • Individually wheel-thrown and glazed by Pewabic artisans
  • Pewabic logo stamped on the bottom
  • Slight variations in glaze and firing results ensure each handcrafted Pewabic piece is one of a kind
  • In a never before produced "toasted" Birch glaze variation



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