I've liked the form of calla lilies, a graceful, loose, wavy curve. Thought several years ago I'd try to make vases in a similar shape.
OK. Rather clumsy, and a flared shape isn't good for many kinds of flower arrangements -- they flop.
Sometime later, in a class I learned this idea. Thank you again, Reiko Campbell.
Interesting. How to make it better?
I like the looseness of both of these early ones, the curves, the cut top. Not the stems I didn't attach well enough. They broke, immediately. And the shape of the pot? Eh. And the proportions? Something very wrong.
Ah, better with a flared base for stability. Stability is a big issue for vases. Bouquets are so often top heavy, and cantilevered arrangements are tempting. The vase needs to stand up under all sorts of inspiration.
But stiff and a bit dull.Try this:
Much better with a looser shape. I like the emphasis on the flowers. Thought I'd try to make them realistic.
Not enough control. Forget it. Better like I did it before, just something in the glaze that marks the flowers as a bit different from the body of the vase. Note: development is not, nothing like, a straight line of progress.
So what shapes really work to make something that holds flower stems close together, is stable, and looks graceful and organic? These seem more successful.
I started adding a leaf, as the vases got bigger.