Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery has put up on his blog a picture of the jugs I made on Sunday. So I have shamelessly swiped a copy to show you what I was talking about. The light greeny-turquoise slip will go a slightly lighter colour once they’re fired, and the inside will turn a rich terracotta colour. It’s difficult to get a sense of scale from this shot. The biggest jug, on the far right, is about as tall as a standard mug, though it will probably shrink up to 10% as it dries.
The big question is whether any of them will actually pour straight. It’s very difficult to check before they’re fired – you don’t want to put water into a damp pot, or it will soak in and possibly make the pot soften so much it disintegrates. So you have to cross your fingers and hope that the jug won’t dribble too much – which is why I’ve made some matching saucers (not shown) to catch the drips.