When the pitcher was dry enough to attach the handle I started flattening the sides with a rasp. This creates quite a nice pile of shavings and an interesting texture. I could have smoothed it out with a rib but I liked it and thought the glaze would play well on the surface. Once the rasping was complete I could attach my handle and do any trimming at the foot that I wanted.
The square pitcher is really nice for beverages that you want to serve cold because it sits very nicely in the refrigerator with all the square cartons.
Next I tried making lidded jars with this same technique. These were a lot of fun because I wanted to keep the feel of the thrown, round pot while having the square sides and texture. I tried a few styles of lids, these are my favorite.
|Square Lidded Jars|
|Squared Tea Pot|
I really liked the look also so I didn’t texture it but just left the grooves from the squaring. Once it was assembled and glazed I really like the way the light plays on it. At first I didn’t love the simple lid but it has grown on me. It seems right due to the simplicity of the pot. I’ll be refining this form in the future.
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