Monday, January 26, 2015

BLUE MONDAY XXII

Measuring in at about six inches tall this small vellum blue jug was inspired by looking around at Fifties design, including the early work of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. Designed for use from frig to table, this small pitcher is excellent for milk, cream, gravy or even maple syrup and was made to be functional. The pot was thrown out of porcelain with a sharp lip to help cut the flow of liquid when pouring and then had slip applied and carved through with a sharp stylus. In hand the dark band of slip around the jug and at the lip has blue hue where the cobalt in the slip was accentuated by the glaze. I only made a few of these created mostly for fun but the vellum glaze is proving to be rather versatile across a wide array of forms and can be used thick or thin for varying surfaces.
And just because it is Monday with an "impending" snow apocalypse coming our way I thought I would share this weather unrelated Edgar Allen Poe inspired tune;
ANNABELLE LEE by Sarah Jarosz