I made Taos Oil Pourer on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. It has an elegant bottle shape with a squared shoulder and a long neck which makes a natural area to grasp. It sits on a flat bottom. A balanced pour. The silicone cork fits snugly in the neck and will not leak.
I have developed a technique for combining four different glazes that results in a lovely overlapping of surfaces that often reference the natural landscape of Northern New Mexico – Blue for the impossibly blue NM skies. Green for the pinon and pastures and sage. Cream for the amazing cloud formations. And gold for the brilliant sunshine. I call this combo ‘Taos” and my technique involves dipping, and pouring, and most recently daubing, blue, green, cream, and gold glazes.
Fill Taos Oil Pourer with an oil you use frequently. Continuous use will keep the oil fresh and will avoid the need to wash the pourer. If you do need to wash the pourer, use a bottle brush and sit the pourer upside down to drain.
Makes a great gift for birthday, holiday, wedding, anniversary, house warming, and, well, any occasion.
Glazed on the inside as well as the outside.
Fired to 2200 degrees F.
9″ high (to top of ceramic neck). Pouring spout included.
See also Taos Short Pan