Thursday, 16 August 2012

Throwing jars, lidded and unlidded

I joined facebook recently, and it's proving to be a wonderful place to find and view ceramics from all over the world. I'm currently throwing some small and medium sized jars which have been inspired by pottery from countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea. Here is an example of a small jar I threw the other day, which has been bisqued:

There is something about this form which really appeals to me..sturdy and vaguely anthropomorphic, it has what you might call "presence". I was already making bottle-vases with this kind of shape, but taller and narrower..this form is more relaxing to make..easier to get fingers inside to refine the outline. I'm thinking that some of these will make very nice tea caddies, perhaps with wooden lids. The larger ones will have ceramic lids, rather like Chinese and Japanese ginger jars.


  1. A really great form! The essence present in totality.

    1. Nice to hear that you like it too..many thanks.