A gorgeous Moon Jar showing case the Ocean glaze which spreads over the surface in waves of turquoise and cobalt blue. Thrown on the wheel, this is one of the trickier shapes to create. The centrifugal force of the wheel wants to draw the clay out, while I want to bring the top in. The bulbous shape needs to be carefully and slowly teased outwards while bringing the top in, avoiding collapse.

 

The 1205C of heat in the glaze firing has produced a tiny split into the base of the jar, as shown in photos. This doesn't go through and is sometimes part of the process of firing to such temperatures.  

 

Approx size: height 11cm width at widest point 13cm

 

Ocean Moon Jar

£45.00Price

    Helen Walker Ceramics

    Southbourne, Dorset, UK.

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