Countdown to Valentines - part II

Hoy Hey Heavy German Modernist Redware Pitcher with Heavy Cherry Red Glazing (LEO Design)

Boy, there is nothing like red when it's done right! And this red is superb!

The red "color family" runs along a rather long spectrum—from an orangish "Chinese Red" (or Vermillion) on one end of the range to a deep "Italian Red" which one might find on a sports car or firetruck. Lighter reds tend to have more yellow in them while richer reds contain a lot of blue.

This vessel, a Hoy Hey German Modernist pitcher from the 1960's or 1970's, has a red clay body dressed in a deep and satisfying red glaze. Furthermore, the highly-textured, hand-applied color gives additional richness to the piece. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Valentine's Day gift ideas tomorrow. 


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