ABOUT VALA RAE

VALA RAE is a creative collaboration between Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts. VALA RAE objects are born in the Northwest of the United States- a place at the edge of the Ring of Fire where volcanoes, rain and the evergreen trees reign supreme. 

VALA RAE is inspired by the inner and outer nature of life: crystalline shapes, elemental forces, circular energy, spirits, shadows and sparks. These pieces are to be used, loved, and admired in life and ritual. Our practice builds upon craft and fine art traditions and our experiences as lifelong friends.

ABOUT OUR PROCESS

The original models for each pipe are carved by hand, then plaster molds are created. Each porcelain pipe is slip-cast in our studios and fired in the kiln up to three separate times at bisque, glaze, and overglaze temperatures.

The black overglaze artwork for these pipes are created from our own drawings and are applied as screen printed decals that are permanent when fired. All glazes are lead-free.

 

More about Jessie at: jessierosevala.com & Instagram @jessierosevala
More about Emily at: emilycounts.com & Instagram @emilyraecounts