I put this picture on because I'm really pleased with the latest batch of baluster jugs, so want share this one with you.
It's quite tricky making these so that they're narrow at the waist without being too heavy, particularly with this gritty clay that doesn't like to be thrown thinnly. These ones feel to be a good weight for their size, they're about 18" tall. I'm happy with the shape too, which has evolved from one of the more graceful forms of the Medieval period. I use the same technique as for the huge jugs, throw the body, then add the part thrown neck, before finishing it on the pot.
I found these videos that you may enjoy.
Sorting out the space in the gallery tomorrow - I hope I feel a bit more healthy. Goodnight all.