Monday, 28 September 2009

Harvest Jug



This is a big harvest jug that I delivered today to the gallery in Bath. It's the biggest one I've made at approx 18.5" and is going to be featured in a book that my chum Nic is writing. It took ages to do.

The inscription on the back is taken from an old North Devon jug and reads:

When I was in my native place
I was a lump of clay
And digged up out of the Earth
And brought from thence away
But now I am a jug became
By potter's art and skill
And I your servant am become
And carry ale I will


I'll get some more images on here of some of the other pots when I can work out how to open the files - it's a mac/pc thing - wish I was a compoooter boffin.

12 comments:

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

This shouldn't just be featured in the book, it should be the cover!!! What a glorious thing it is. I would love to see it in person, I'm sure photos will never convey the details clearly. Well done!!! Beautiful. The photo on your blog would make a nice postcard :)

Ron said...

Holy Cow that thing is amaaaaazing!! Well done. You're the mac daddy.

ang said...

just brilliant..yummmmmmmm...you just need a new 'puter....

Michael Kline said...

Sell that pot, buy a computer.Yes, I vote for the cover!

Hollis Engley said...

Damn, what a great pot, Doug. And yes, it ought to be a postcard. or a poster.

Bodger said...

That is really good, and the poem just fits it perfectos!I bet it holds a gallon. I'd help you out with the files prob, trouble is I'm miles away in Yorkshire.

potterboy said...

Nice jug. What a bloody mess I've made of your comments. Sorry.

cookingwithgas said...

Just beautiful!

paul jessop said...

Doug,
That is the best slipware pot I have ever seen.

Anna said...

Gorgeous!

Brad Lail said...

Doug,
The pots you have made this cycle are beautiful. I really like the jars and jugs! That harvest jug is grrrrreat!!!

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

Absolutely stunning Doug. I want one......