Wheel-thrown porcelain pitcher. This pitcher holds slightly less than 8 cups of liquid (2 liters). Because the shape is slightly different than other other pitchers, at 8 cups the liquid comes running over the top, so it holds about 7.75 cups of liquid. 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 then it is attached carefully. The piece then needs to be bisque fired, glazed with the crystalline glaze that was used (in this case it was mauve slip with teal/green crystals) and then fired again. This is truly a unique looking pitcher that will stand out in any kitchen and can even be displayed decoratively. Thomas took special care to make sure this piece was not too heavy to being with because once you add liquid to a pitcher it becomes quite heavy. He also 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 5.5" wide Weight: 3 lbs
This piece is made of porcelain and the crystal growth was achieved by using a crystalline glaze.