This was fun to make. I used a little bit of purple and just kind of freehand drew some swirls on it while turning it at the bench. I think it came out nice!
This vase is a little imperfect. (Heather, don't read this!) I was supposed to make a flared neck but, actually, not to place blame, but when I got to the point when I was supposed to work on the flared neck, the T.A. who was watching me told me not to (I think he was confused and thought I had already done it.) Later, my teacher asked, "Where's your jack line for the flared neck?" And my T.A. replied "Oh, I didn't realize they were doing that."
So, it just has a small hole opening. Which I think is fine. You can't fit a ton of flowers in it, but it's a small vase, even with a flared neck, a ton of flowers probably would've tipped it over.
And... for practice sake, I made a nice flared vase today in all clear and I think Heather likes her birthday vase with purple.