From the talents of Kate Schroeder in K.C., Mo: This little cactus bloom match striker houses matches within the body of the cactus to give the illusion that the cactus is in bloom. It also has a built in drawer to store additional matches. A box of strike anywhere matches are included in your purchase. For a match to strike, you must use strike anywhere matches, and strike on the unglazed portions of the box. This product will not light a standard match.
Each one of these pieces is a one-of-a-kind hand sculpted work of art. Every piece is individually hand sculpted, using slab and pinching hand building clay techniques. Once the box was is created, the cacti were sculpted and attached. The cactus are sculpted by rolling out forms, carving away desired details and a slip is applied dot by dot (aka prickle by prickle). Upon completion of the sculpting, the pieces are slow dried and fired twice. The first firing, a bisque fire, is to a lower temperature. This begins the chemical change in the clay and makes it less fragile for glazing. Once it has been bisque fired I paint each pieces with a combination of underglaze and glaze to achieve the desired effects. Finally it is fired to a higher temperature to melt the glaze to the surface.
Please note- Photos may not accurately reflect color! Each piece is a one of a kind labor love, time, and thoughtful craftsmanship and is represented as accurately as possible.
2 available! One has 3 stalks, one has 4. Please specify in notes your preference.