Rkab Djaja

Rkab Djaja means chicken's feet in Arabic, which is a great name for this pattern. This is a classical design from Andalusia although it is found across the Islamic world. Unlike the platters, many of my vases use traditional patterns which I wrap around my forms. I use dental tools to clean up the lines and I tweak the pattern a little to get it to connect on the edges. The inspiration for these vase shapes actually came from Chinese Bronzes, which I studied when I was in college. These vases look great with flowers in them! Terracotta tends to sweat when it is filled with water. Use a coaster underneath to protect your furniture if you are placing a vase on a wooden surface.

Rkab Djaja: $500

To order a piece, e-mail me at shimari@comcast.net .