I was inspired to create the largest, and roundest form that I could using my potter's wheel and as I was making it, it began to remind me of the moon. That led me to researching Moon Jars where I found that "customarily they were created to hold flowers or wine, and are also ritual vessels." - Professor Simon Olding, Director at the University for the Creative Arts. This spoke to me.
This Moon Jar #3 is my take on the historical Moon Jar, decorated using my new fancy spray gun to layer three glaze colors atop each other. I put this piece in the kiln to fire to 2300*, letting the heat of the kiln work its magic. As I pulled it from the kiln, I was thrilled by the results - the way the colors move and morph together is mesmerizing.
This Moon Jar measures 7.5"w x 9"h and has been bathed in the light of the March 2023 full moon.
*Also see Galaxy Mug.