This vase can be used as a flower container or as a sculptural decorative piece.
Moon Jar and Polka Series
This piece merges two of our series together: Moon jars and Polka.
Moon Jars were originally made of porcelain in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty at the end of the XIV century. They were used as wine containers, flower vessels, and or votive pieces. Culturally, Moon Jars are an iconic Korean ceramic object. We have reinterpreted this traditionally milky white vessel with our Dominican blend of clays, which results in a dark stoneware surface.
Polka is a term associated with a Czech folk dance. The translation of polka dots in Spanish Lunares or little moons. These dots are a widely popular graphic pattern. Polka dot engraving is a surface texture that we apply on many of our pieces at Casa Alfarera. The pot's surface has individually hand engraved low relief circles. Once the piece is fully glazed, the engraved polka dots are carefully wiped clean, and a different glaze is applied to the raw surfaces.
All of our pieces are hand made in the Dominican Republic by trained artisans.
Gloss white glaze with exposed stoneware polka dots