A bowl with a tall foot and an intense, matte blue glaze, while hard to capture in a photograph, has flecks of sparkle and a velvety finish, created by San Francisco based ceramist Lisa Fleming. She mixed two glazes together to elevate the sparkle in this piece and it really comes alive under the lights. It also tends to run in the glaze firing, but this one stopped in time. Don't you just love the drip! In this piece you can see a little of the white glaze peeking out from under the blue. The striking Cobalt color prompted someone at a craft show last year to tell Lisa that Cobalt comes from outer space! Amusing, but is that true? Confirmed by a geologist that visited her booth later that same day. Cobalt does not occur naturally on earth but comes in the form of meteorites. We hope that is true as this glaze does feel magical and other worldly.
As all of Lisa’s work, this is made of Porcelain, thrown on the pottery wheel and fired to 2267 degrees. Each piece is one of a kind and every glaze is made from dry materials in Lisa's studio. The clay forms she creates are simple yet sophisticated, elegant, spare, almost austere. Lisa Fleming's work is design driven, meant to be enjoyed by the eye and the heart( Not meant for food).