May 14, 2010

Slab-built Stoneware Jar

Slab-built Stoneware Jar


James Watral

(American, 1942–2014)

Glazed ceramic

Overall: 36.8 x 12.7 cm (14 1/2 x 5 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1964.330



Slab-built pottery is created by joining together rolled and shaped slabs of clay instead of using a potter's wheel. While the body of this jar was thrown with a potter's wheel, the slab-built technique was used where the rectangular slabs of clay encircle the mouth of the jar.

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