Jar with White Glaze on Speckled Clay (7.5 in / 19 cm tall)
Lidded Jar with White Glaze on Speckled Clay
7 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
(19 cm x 14 cm)
This piece was thrown by me on a pottery wheel using a speckled clay (though the speckles don't appear until the final firing). After the initial bisque firing (so that the piece can be handled without breaking) I apply a pattern with thin detailing tape. This is all done "free hand" over many hours. Layers of a while glaze are then brushed, the tape removed, another round of cleanup, and then the final firing to over 2,000 degrees F (1,090 C). The final firing makes the piece water tight, food and dishwasher safe (though I would wash this piece by hand if possible. I did not apply a liner glaze (inside the jar) because on some pieces I like to leave surfaces raw to display the clay (this does not effect the ability to hold water).
For you lid connoisseurs, it's a snug fit!