Purple Sunset Jar


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I made Purple Sunset Jar on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay.  It’s a classic cookie jar shape, round and open at the mouth so any cookie monster’s paw can fit inside, with a slight elevated foot.  I threw the lid separately and it seats in a galley with a flange that sits inside the pot to keep it secure.  A knotted finial completes the piece.

My Purple Sunset glaze is a three-part glaze application that often results in a sunset feeling.  I start with a dunk in the purple matte glaze that I make, say 3/4 of the way up the pot.  Next, I dip from the top into a red gold glaze.  And for the final touch, I dip again from the top in a green glaze I make; overlapping the red gold maybe halfway.  For Purple Sunset Jar, I daubed red gold in a light pattern over the purple matte areas creating shadowy blooms.  The surface gives a contemporary treatment of a classic form.

Use as a cookie jar or as a canister to store dry goods or as a stand alone decorative piece. Fill with your favorite short-stem flowers.

Makes a great gift for weddings or anniversaries.  See also Purple Heart.

Fired to 2200 degrees F.  Yes, it is water tight and food safe.  Well-balanced.  Sits flat and is stable.

8″High x 7″ Diameter.