Wheel thrown Pitchers and Jug
The plan was to add some technique variety to my spouts. Starting from the left:
#1 - simple jug with narrow neck, sized for a cork stopper.
#2 & #4 - rim pulled spout.
#3 - attached wheel thrown beaked spout.
#5 - attached slab beaked spout.
Wheel thrown beaked spout - I threw a cylinder with a wide split rim. I used my heat gun to firm it up, then cut the shape of my spout. Scored and attached using magic water. After the attachment was secure I did some shape work on the spout.
Slab beaked spout - starts with a snow cone shape.
Size and cut the pitcher. Bevel the inside edge for a smoother transition between the pitcher body and the attached spout. Score, magic water and attach the spout.
Freshly attached spout ready for detail shaping.
I pulled the handles not on the pitcher, mainly because the pitchers were not quite leather hard and I didn't want to cause distortion.
I added some subtle decorative touches with shaping and bisque stamps. Each of these pieces were thrown using 5lbs of clay. Down the road, I might make some larger pitchers, but for now, the 5lbs doesn't mess with my neck.
If you haven't thrown pitchers or jugs, I suggest you give it a go. They are fun and a good challenge.
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