Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Going straight





I handled and finished my Devon style harvest jugs this morn. I added the pie crust rim that I always admired on an old casserole that Micheal Cardew made while in Africa. It is often seen on medieval pots. I also discovered a heart shape termination to my handle which I am going to talk up as a selling feature. Some would think this is corny. They can go to hell! I think the heart surfaced because of the fun I'm having with the exploration of this one vessel. My dear friend Robin Hopper wrote to me with concerns that this orgy of jugs might lead to economic disaster. I assured Robin that I orgy in the morning and get down to the business of bowls, plates and cups in the afternoon.
I also started the 5 straight jugs this morning. I didn't realize going straight was going to be this hard. You see it's not about being completely straight it has a slight variation of curve. I put up a couple of straighties by I think Mike Dodd of Britain that are kinda sweet.

7 comments:

Michael Kline said...

The heart terminal looks like something I've seen in an forged iron door handle.

John Post said...

The hearts are kick ass. They're not dopey little pink hearts stamped onto your work, they look as bold and thoughtful as the rest of the jug. I say keep 'em.

Michael Kline said...

I totally agree with John.

potterboy said...

I think that last straight jug is by Phil Rogers, not Mike Dodd - it's a nice one.

As with the others, I like the heart finish on the handle - very nice. You can't beat good jugs.

smokieclennell said...

Potter Boy: I think maybe Jim Malone not Phil Rogers. He ain't that casual. thanx for weighing in.tc

Lee Love said...

You do a great "Minnesota Handle" Tony! I worked on upside down pitchers yesterday. Had the pie crust edge going, but trimmed it off. Will try again on the next ones.

jim behan said...

Long salt jug definitely Phil Rogers :-)