Wheel-thrown porcelain pitcher. This pitcher holds 64 ounces with a little room left at the top. The process of making this pitcher is quite in-depth and interesting. First, the pitcher form is thrown on the pottery wheel, then the spout is formed by hand. Next, the handle is pulled out of a separate piece of clay and is attached carefully. The piece then needs to be bisque fired, glazed with the crystalline glaze that was used, then fired again. This is truly a unique looking pitcher that will stand out in any kitchen and can even be displayed decoratively. Thomas takes the time to 'hand pull' his handles (a different technique than many other potters use, it requires practice and is difficult to do) so that the shape of them is comfortable to grip.
Size: 9" tall x 5" wide
Weight: 3 lbs
This piece is made of porcelain and the crystal growth was achieved by using a crystalline glaze.
Each piece made with crystalline glazes is unique because the crystals grow as they please. The first step in the process is dipping the piece in a crystalline glaze, then the piece is fired in the kiln. It is during the firing process when the crystals begin to form. You never know where the crystals will grow, how many will grow, and what stage of growth you will end up with on the finished product.
Our pieces are handmade by ceramic artist and teacher, Thomas Mackenzie Brown. Thomas studied the art of ceramics during his college career and knew it was his passion early on. He has been throwing on the wheel for 43 years and is a featured artist in multiple galleries across the California coast.
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