Zigzag Jar – White on Red


I think of this as a magical mystery pot; I’m pretty sure it’s the tallest zigzag pot I’ll ever be able to make. I make zigzag jars by first throwing a tall, narrow cylinder. After adding slip and cutting the zigzags, I stretch the clay; this creates the spiral patterns, and usually makes the pot a little shorter. For some reason–perfect weather, dry clay, who knows what–this jar gained two inches height in the stretching. At 12″ high x 7″ diameter, it’s tall and surprisingly light. Porcelain slip on red stoneware, lined with a speckly amber glaze, fired to cone 6 (~2160oF) in an electric kiln.

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