Flowers Written by Ellen Grace Olinger Flowers are from Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin. Ellen Grace Olinger January 22, 2017 Like this:Like Loading... 7 thoughts on “Flowers” aloha Ellen. i like your vase selection with these flowers. do you know if it is saltware or stoneware? i can’t quite tell in the photo. my first thought was saltware. i like the earthy feel it brings out in the blossoms and green. LikeLike Dear Rick, Thank you. I had not heard of saltware. The vase was a gift some time ago. LikeLike saltware is a particular way of high firing clay where salt is used to glaze the pot at high temperatures. it has to be done with plenty of ventilation so it’s usually done in kilns that are outdoors. it gives a particular sheen and is watertight when done correctly. it’s most often earthy tones but now i suspect it may be being explored in more ways than when i was doing it years ago. it’s an older method of glaze firing. England is particularly well known for it. i like seeing the vase chosen to go with flowers. the flowers set off the vase just as the vase can set off the flowers. this vase appears to work really well with these flowers. very cool. LikeLike Dear Rick, Thank you. You may be interested in this site about pottery: https://potsherdedmonton.wordpress.com/ LikeLiked by 1 person yes. i am. thank you. LikeLike They look so fresh. Makes me forget it is still winter! :). LikeLike Dear Debbie, Thank you – they seemed so fresh to me at the store too. LikeLike Comments are closed.