Smokey Green Jar gets its color from layering shino, copper green, and yellow salt glazes. I threw this jar on the potter’s wheel using an iron bearing stoneware which I have left bare inside the rim for contrast. This clay body turn a rich dark brown in the wood firing. I approach finial making like I do brushwork, with spontaneity and energy. Holding a rolled, textured coil of clay in both hands, I twist a knot in one fell swoop! If I’m lucky the result is natural and fluid.
The softness of this surface appeals to both the eye and to the touch. Smokey Green Jar may be completely decorative, but it is also completely functional. Remove the lid and use as a vase. Store food or other pantry items. You could even think of this jar as a serving pot for stews or soups.
The plunged lid seats inside the rim securely. The lidded jar holds approximately 350 cubic inches of cremation ashes making it a lovely memorial for a loved one.
Fired in a wood burning kiln to 2350 degrees F. 12″H x 8″Diameter.