We are offering for sale a large pottery vase by contemporary artist, Diane Lee. This beautiful earth colored vase stands 16 1/4" high and has a base diameter of 4 ½". The vase has dragonflies all the way around it. The pottery vase is signed on the side and bottom of the vase. It is in excellent condition.
Biography: Diane Lee is a Beaufort County native potter. Much of her work reflects memories of her youth along the Pamlico River near Bath and later on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Married with two children and four grandchildren, she did not pursue her hobby until after retirement some fourteen years ago. Her work includes a variety of wheel thrown and hand sculpture pottery. Hand sculpture crabs are her signature. Each piece is hand crafted at her home in Washington, NC. Her work has progress thru workshops with Dan Finch, master potter, and most recent in Italy. She exhibits yearly at the East Carolina Wildfowl Festival and North Carolina Decoy Carving Championship in Washington, NC. Diane's work can be seen along the coast of North Carolina, as well a Raleigh, NC. She works with stoneware, raku, and porcelain clay, while using a variety of firing temperatures and methods to produce different effects.
POTTERY FIRED IN REDUCTION
At the present time all pottery at SEASIDE ART GALLERY is lead free, easy to clean, and is safe to use in the microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Thermal shock, sudden extreme changes in temperature, can cause pottery to crack or break. Never place pottery over direct heat or flame, nor put a pot taken directly from the refrigerator of freezer into a heated oven. Preheating with hot tap water or putting in a cold oven is recommended. Pottery is bisque fired, glazed, and then fired in reduction to a temperature of 2300F.