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Round, tilted jar!

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I have for a long time tried to make a round tilted jar.  We had one when I grew up, and some weeks ago I found just the sort online:

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This one is from Pat O´leary.

I would really like some tips on how to make this form. I have tried throwing the sphere, but when do I tilt it? If before trimming, the trimming does not work. But after, the clay is too hard. I am planning a flat base. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Also, I have made some jars like this one before, just not tilted. But the "spout" seldom gets right: when the jar is full, they do not pour properly - the liquid just flows down the wall. Any tips here would also be very welcome!

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Even looking spherical you really need to work the throat and spout to channel the content into spout as with any jug.

The lip of the spout is key to stopping drips.

Work on that on normal pots.

I run my finger from belly of pot up to spout area to further channel the contents.

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