Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I have to admit, I enjoy making covered jars. There is a sense of utility, tradition and history to covered jars and the element of surprise as to what they may contain. Making cap jars, sans knobs or appendages of any kind creates a more streamlined form and in this case, some casual hakeme using a small bundle of straw tied together helps animate the form and activate the surface. The use of my medieval green and clear glaze makes for a nice, lustrous surface that covers the pot in a smooth coat of glass makes the hakeme just tactile enough without being rough. I notched the foot to line up directly with the peak of the cap lid in an effort to tie the whole pot together. It is a simple pot that I hope will find a good home and a myriad of uses.