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[ Wood fired ash glaze vase, by Malcolm Wright ]
(Height: 4-1/2"; Diameter 4-3/8")
[ Wood fired ash glaze vase, by Malcolm Wright ]Wood fired ash glaze stoneware vase, by Malcolm Wright.

When I was Museum Shop Manager at The Baltimore Museum of Art (1970-72), I sold Malcolm Wright's wood-fired pottery. This piece was $10 retail, and I bought it for myself at cost ($6).

Wright explained to me that, in each of his kiln firings, he would put a couple pots in the wood, and the results were unpredictable. Some of these "exposed" / at-risk pieces survived and some didn't. I think this one is exceptionally felicitous. I also like the vase's shape, especially the foot ("God is in the details.").

"The spirit alone lives; all else dies" (--Jean de Coras, Inquisitor at the trial of Martin Guerre)

[ Wood fired ash glaze vase, by Malcolm Wright ]
[ Bottom view of wood fired ash glaze vase, by Malcolm Wright ]   [ Bottom view of wood fired ash glaze vase, by Malcolm Wright ]
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