If you have been here before you will have noticed the two items I like to make the most.
Bottles and Jars.
Oh, you are good and you did notice.
I am working on some small salt jars with those lids I love to play with.
I have more time than I realistically should in these lids to the jars, but I like that they can all be so different.
These are being made with a white clay body.
I am a die hard stoneware potter, but I do enjoy some white stoneware now and again.
It is a nice change.
I Thought I would also take you on a walk through one of my closed jars.
This is my homage to Martha Stewart.
Years ago, before the jail time, I watched her take an acorn squash and cut it up, scoop it out and use it for dip.
A thought formed in my brain to make a small pot which would not rot but serve the same purpose.
So I took about 1 1/4 pound of clay and threw, turnned, made a small pot on the wheel.
I wanted it to have a pumpkin look so I closed it up, leaving a bit of clay on the top and pulled a stem.
Mark walks in and was taken back.
Are you making miniature pumpkins?
Go away, I sweetly, growled at him.
I push the sides in a bit and then let them set up.
I then stamp my design on the pot.
note: if you cut the lid first you will stick the lid back on to the bottom part as you stamp the top-
After it is all stamped I cut the lid off.
Next - clean up all the edges and fit the lid back on the pot, cover and let dry slow.
And there you go.
A wee little jar for anything your heart desires.