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Stringing me along: hanging wall vases

Stringing me along: hanging wall vases

I recently made a fairly basic hanging wall vase.   One of the things that I couldn’t figure out too well, was how to hang it!!

So I saw this vase, which is a 16th Century Japanese Wall Hanging Vase, and it had a really cool little hanging device.

In Japanese homes. wall vases are used due to the fact that their homes are small and this allows for better use of their space.  Brilliant!

Japanese Pottery ToolsThe cool little hanging device is called a “Hanaire Rings” and they are for creating hanging vases!  Check out this website to get your very own Hanaire Rings!
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Great glazes, huh!  You’d think we would have the glaze thing nailed – they’ve been doing it since the 16th century on this piece!
So I decided to see what other potters are doing to create hanging wall vases and found some really interesting and great examples!  Here are a few of the ones that I liked.
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Wendy Jung Ceramics
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Paula Valentim

A little insight into her work:  Click here

These large hydrangea leaf wall vases were made by Michelle Curtis at Earthen Vessels Pottery.

They have great colours and look fabulous!

All in all, there is no limit to the types of hanging wall vases that can be created.  All it takes is some clever imagination and effort.  Let me hear what you’ve been making!
Written by Marian Williams

4 Comments

  1. Linda Starr · October 2, 2012

    Those hydrangea vases are super, all of them are so unique, it’s amazing what can be made with clay.

  2. Jan · October 7, 2012

    Hi Marian. I have also been experimenting with Japanese style vases this last month. One idea let to another and from one type of extruded pillow i made several vase type pieces and other functional dishes. In particular i made some wall vases/pots for my mother who needed something interesting to plant mini bromeliads in. These double as a wall vase. I will get around to making a blog post with some pics showing what i am talking about. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks.

  3. Jan · October 7, 2012

    Hi Marian. I have also been experimenting with Japanese style vases this last month. One idea let to another and from one type of extruded pillow i made several vase type pieces and other functional dishes. In particular i made some wall vases/pots for my mother who needed something interesting to plant mini bromeliads in. These double as a wall vase. I will get around to making a blog post with some pics showing what i am talking about. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks.

  4. Sophie · October 9, 2012

    Good explanation and photos, Perfect Japanese Design.
    Here, a gallery in Paris, which has nice japanese art pieces:
    Yakimono Japanese Ceramics

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