Monday, 13 February 2012
Just a quick post to show you this jug I bought recently. I found it in a local 'antique' shop. The owner said it was French but of course I doubt it's either French or antique, however, I really liked it. The pictures are just ones I've hastily taken in my kitchen.
One of the reasons I bought it was because I would very much like to throw more pots from the Kent clay but as yet I haven't been able to match my slip and glaze to it and almost always get splintering on the edges. Looking at this though I think I might make some jugs with slip trailing and not cover the whole pot with slip.
Friday I threw a dozen or more jugs from the commercial clay I use which was very hard and quite difficult to throw. In fact I was wondering what was wrong with me. Then at the end of the day I thought I would have a bit of fun just throwing the Kent clay. What a difference!! It almost threw its self. If I ever get time I would like to explore the possibility of using the Kent clay more.
There was a pottery in Kent making slipware in the 17th century. I've put some pictures at the top. ( I seem to have almost no control over wher blogger puts pictures!!)