Fused Glass Ikebana Vases

In February, I made a fused glass Ikebana vase in the shape of a lily pad. As I mentioned in my previous post Ikebana is a Japanese flower arranging art. It involves 3 flowers at 3 different levels; heaven, man, and earth. It was so beautiful, a good customer told me I should make some with flower vases. At the risk of sounding arrogant I think they are amazing.

Here is my small red poppy fused glass Ikebana vase. The flowers are just some fake flowers I had around the house. The red base is large so it makes the vase extremely stable and is glass so you can add water and use it for real flowers. BTW the base is colorized by alcohol inks and sealed.

Here is my small purple and white hibiscus Ikebana vase. I love purple so I even made purple base. The base is a little smaller but still stable, again I stained it with alcohol ink.

Lastly is my large light blue daisy Ikebana vase. Because this vase is light blue I kept the base clear other than sandblasting it.

Again I just love these vases and I really appreciate Jo making the recommendation to make more Ikebana vases. I hope you like them as much as I do. I’m curious which is your favorite.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,


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