Incised Pitcher


12″ tall, this pitcher was intended for daily use.  It was thrown at the wheel, and its’ spout was pulled from the pitcher body about half an hour later.  After trimming, a throat was shaped in the still-soft clay to facilitate pouring.  The following day, a handle blank was joined to the pitcher body, and was pulled from the pitcher body to form a strong and graceful handle.  After several days of drying,  pattern was applied to the pitcher with a small carving tool.  When fully dry, the pitcher was bisque fired, and sections of the pattern were painted with slips to accentuate the design.  The rich brown color of the pitcher is the clay body itself – unglazed except for vapors from the salt kiln. $125, Sold; others available.