Thanks for all of the kind comments. You guys are great!
Good looking little pitcher, and nice handle. I love pitchers and make mine little and sort of squatty, like the Kool Aid guy. Really round belly an short, defined neck. That is my definition of 'pitcher'.
CL, I love the kool aid visual! Hilarious! Currently everything is coming out little and squatty, but I'm working on it.
Like the another recent discussion . . . you never know what that will be used for. I look at it and think perfect for meat drippings, or for gravy. Others might see a chocolate sauce pitcher, or as titled a creamer. At any rate you should be proud of a good start in your home studio.
Thanks Pres! Anything with chocolate is bound to be awesome. I really like that idea.
what glazes are you putting on this pot? Good start to the year for you.
Bisquing pots made prior to Xmas, and, doing some throwing exercises set by the bad man. The hate stage, John B, trying to feel religious about this..
Babs, I currently don't have many ideas about what kinds of glazes to use. I'm just practicing throwing and trying to get a decent cylinder, oh, and enough greenware to do my first bisque firing, so that's still some time away.
Your pitcher reminded me of the very early work of one of my friends, Antoinette Badenhorst.
The first image is of her early pitcher and the second is what she makes today .... there are no limits to where you can go!
Chris, thank you for the inspiration! Her work is absolutely gorgeous. Blew me away.
I have seen a few posts about these throwing exercises but after a search I can't seem to find them. I would like to give them a read if anybody could link
Sorry for going off topic.
You are making me jealous saying that is only your second handle, it looks so much better than my 100th attempt at a handle. Now I just make mugs and change their names to tea bowls when I give up with the handles
Correct me if I am wrong but the pouring bit looks a little thick, I thought a sharpish edge cut the flow of liquid much better. Great jug anyway
I'd love to see the throwing exercises too if anyone would post the link that'd be great!
The handle was easy. I've never milked a cow, never wanted to either, but that is how I think about pulling a handle. Seems like it would be similar only you can't rotate a teat 180 degrees with every turn. That really would be a mad cow!
I'm not really sure how it will pour. I was just happy to get the handle attached and directly opposite the spout. I knew by looking that it needed a heavy, largess handle to balance out the squattyness of it. It weighs a ton so it will probably crack anyways truth be told. The bugger for me was figuring out how to trim the darn thing without a chuck! Gahhhh!
It's all about the journey!