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I’ve often thought that pitchers were one of the most defining pots of any given potter’s repertoire. I like to walk an art fair and handle all the other potter’s pitchers. It’s a bit like detecting a musician’s style by hearing the way (s)he interprets some standard or someone else’s song.

I redesigned these two-quart pitchers a couple of years ago. I started making pitchers that, in shape and color, imitated gourds. I noticed right away that these gourd-shaped pitchers – with their weight down low and their gradually tapered necks – poured SO much more smoothly than the pitchers I’d been making for years.

From a rim I leave thick, I draw the clay upward into a graceful, thinned spout that pours with a minimum of drip-back. Additionally, it channels the liquid as you pour it.

To echo the spout’s graceful rise above the rim, I pull the handle from the other side in an uninterrupted arc.

This understated ash-glazed pitcher also sports a glassy, easy to clean amber celadon liner glaze to add illusion to the depth of the interior. Its two quart size is easy to manage, but ample to save you multiple trips to the kitchen for refills!

Thanks for taking a look at my site!

John

Green Lines 2 Quart Pitcher FREE SHIPPING

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stoneware clay, high fired glaze
  • Only ships to United States from Indiana, United States.
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