Whale incense burner in Lava Slate Gray

  • $12.00


My grandmother had a set of these whales that she used as ashtrays (they also come with a tongue/cigarette holder which I did not make for the purposes of the incense burner) and in spite of the smoky smell I used to love playing with them when I was a child. As an adult, I decided to make a few as incense burners, which is really much more my style - and maybe yours!

Approximate Height: 2 inches
Approximate Length: 3 inches
Approximate Weight: 3 ounces

I learned ceramics like an old-school apprentice, at the feet of my grandmother who had a studio in the 1950s and 1960s, and many of the pieces I make are from now-vintage molds that she bought then. My pieces are unique, hand painted, and proudly made in my own home studio. I poured these whales from a now-vintage Duncan mold that my grandmother bought new in 1962. If you would like to order them in a different color, or order them as ashtrays, drop me a line. Custom orders on ceramics need a turnaround time of 4-5 weeks to allow for multiple kiln firings.


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