A good day today. After lunch (after it had gotten good and hot in the studio) I got in the shop and made this group of pots. They are for an upcoming show. I just knocked out the whole group and I figure I'll get them footed, handled, slipped and whatnot over the weekend and fired next week. A good feeling, getting my hands back in the clay.
I've been admiring medieval jugs from Italy. This one below is especially nice. I like that added spout. It's more or less an upside down teapot spout.
And so I had a go at one today. Couldn't get that strappy handle thing to work so I went with one of my own. I'll get this guy all deco'd out.
It's been ages since I made any jugs so I am aiming to make some more like this as well as some oval ones with added spouts. I sort of feel like I may as well make a jug that is special you know, not just a run of the mill, dime a dozen sort.
It will be fun to see how this fellow pours...or doesn't.