Atoll - Dragon eye cylinder 6

Atoll - Dragon eye cylinder 6


This large cylinder was wheel thrown by Rowley from porcelain in his studio at Quixotica. A simple shape, it was then bisque fired then glazed with a iron green glaze & ash glazes.


After glazing, the cylinder was then placed on its side on sea shells in one of the anagama kilns at Quixotica, and was then wood fired over several days and nights.  The glaze runs occur when the firing process melts the glaze at temperatures over 1300 degrees Celsius.  Sometimes the glaze coagulates to form a globule called a  "dragon eye" or "dragonfly eye." You can see these drips (or "dragon eyes") along the length of the cylinder.


The resulting piece has impactful glaze and shell markings, with glaze drips forming the central feature of this piece, It also makes a beautiful vessel for flowers, long stems and delicate branches.


Please note that this piece is part of Rowley’s current exhibition, “Extracts”, at the Noosa Regional Gallery. It will be available for collection or delivery after the end of the exhibition on November 7, 2020.


Dimensions: 12 cm diameter x 41 cm high


All work is hand made by Rowley Drysdale in his studio at Quixotica Art Space in Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. As all pieces are one of a kind, slight variations in size, glaze and design will occur.


If your purchase arrives damaged, we will happily exchange it for a similar piece of equal value. Please note that the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs on damaged goods. Please ensure a secure shipping location is provided as we are unable to give refunds for stolen or lost packages. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for change of mind.


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