Large Tree Jug Slight 2nd
This large jug will make a statement on any sideboard. Based on the traditional Irish pitcher, this handthrown jug is made with 1 KG of clay and is 22 cms tall approx.
I throw the pot on my small potter's wheel and leave it to dry out slightly. When strong enough to handle, I trim the base and handpaint the colourful Tree motif on the exterior. A week left to dry in a hot studio and then it goes into the kiln for the first firing, called the biscuit firing. Glazing comes next using a transparent glaze and then it's back into the kiln for it's final firing at a temperature of 1200 degrees celsius.
Slight second as the handle is a different shade of clay to the body of the jug but not very noticable, perfect in all other ways!
The result is a unique, handcrafted jug with a timeless design, to enjoy and use in your home for many years