Making Vases

It has been a while since I've made any free standing pieces, here is a start to a group of new vases for the spring!

Don't they look like a group of sentries or chess pieces? Slab built, some are kind of closed forms with openings for stems of flowers, others are open--those remind me of flowers.

All huddled together to be wrapped up for the night.  I don't have a plan yet for the glazes and surface, but I am thinking about majolica.  I used to work with majolica a long time ago and love the soft feel of the colors and surface.