I made Red Jar, which could be a decorative urn on the potter’s wheel with an iron bearing stoneware clay and fired it in a wood burning kiln to 2400 degrees.
It has a nicely shaped body and sits flat. The red shino glaze has a deep sheen that “sings”! The natural ash glaze embedded on the pots shoulder adds depth and fascination. A bold, energetic brushwork across the belly of this Red Jar. The finial is a fluid, spontaneous, twist of rolled clay. It is completely safe to store food items or even to serve from.
Use as a storage jar. It’s food safe. Use as a vase. It’s water tight. Add an intensely beautiful focal point to shelf or table or nicho.
The jar is ample size for use as a cremation urn, with room for an average sized individual. But you certainly don’t have to use it that way. Why limit the ways in which you might integrate this beauty into your life. 9″ H to the top of the lid’s finial x 7″ diameter.
Compare to Thunder Jar
Find me at the monument on Santa Fe Plaza in Santa Fe, NM for the Annual Challenge NM Arts and Crafts Festival the first weekend in June.