Friday, March 12, 2010

Rice Jar

My first commission work, after moved to Greensboro, was a rice jar. A Korean friend I met in church couldn’t find a nice rice jar from local Asian grocery market. Soon as she knew that I am a potter, she requested one.
Making a larger piece is fun and rewarding, especially in a show. It often quickly draw people’s attention.
After hand built flower vases for 2 days, I tried to go back to wheel and make few more rice jars. Yesterday I threw 4 separate sections for making 2 rice jars. Today I connect them and then threw handles, lids, and knobs. I should be able complete them over the weekend.

use 25lb of clay for bottom section (20lb for top)

2 sections are ready to be connnected 

preparing the bottom section

connecting top and bottom

rice jar #1

rice jar #2

8 comments:

  1. nice jars! Show them and the platters when they are glazed. I would love to see them after they are fired.

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  2. Beautiful form! That was a lot of clay to work with -your friend is fortunate to have you make such a lovely rice jar, beats my ugly plastic container that our rice is in!

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  3. 忙碌的一天終於過了,來看看文章轉換心情,也幫你加個油哦~ ..................................................

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  4. 幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

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