Wednesday, March 5, 2014


In every firing, I try to go back to the basics with a few pots and my medieval green and temmoku combination is just that. Though I am sure some will point out the inconsistency of these pieces as a set, I made the strap handles for the mugs and the pulled round handle for the jug rather intentionally. I am not sure how easy it is to imagine, but this particular jug shape with a strap handle looks quite different than the appearance I was after which is based on an older style pot. The use of this glaze combo is meant to have the old atmosphere of medieval galena glazes as well as its counterpart from Japan seen in Oribe glazes. The goal of both jug and mugs was to be designed with an economy of form, meant to create strictly functional pots that hopefully are as enjoyable to look at as they are to use. I can only hope that if I make another thousand mugs and half that many jugs, I may just satisfy both of my goals.
"A goal is a dream with a deadline."  Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

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