Tempest Pitcher was made on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. The bottom is flat and the body tapers inward toward the top. I pulled the handle directly from the pot and added a thumb stop for comfort and leverage.
I used the ‘Tempest’ glaze application I’ve been developing. First, I dip about half the pitcher along a vertical, diagonal line in the floating blue glaze that I make. Next I dip along a straight line into the purple matte glaze I make. This creates both an overlap between the two glazes and also leaves a gap. Then I did across the gap, slightly overlapping with both purple and blue glazes. And for the final touch, a daub of the red gold glaze here and there to set of the glazes. The result is a dynamic surface of both calm and storm.
An elongated form with a graceful and balanced line. The pitcher pours well without dribbling.
Tempest Pitcher holds 1 quart of your favorite beverage. Serve hot or cold refreshment. The stoneware clay will help to hold the temperature.
I fired this little gem to 2200 degrees F. It will tolerate some heat. And it’s dishwasher safe.
Makes a great holiday, wedding, housewarming, birthday, thank you, or any time gift!
8″ High. 1-Quart capacity.