Square Funerary Jar (P469)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Square Funerary Jar

Made in

London

Date

2000

Description

Stoneware jar with square-shaped body and lid with a brown/red bisque and glaze.

Materials and techniques

Thrown and constructed red unglazed stoneware, fired to high temperature for red or iron rich clays of 1270/80C, with a grey interior glaze. Constructed at the greenware stage from thrown elements. The jar was made from eight components. Fired twice with a bisque and glaze firing. Oxidised to 1270/80C.

Dimensions

height:  9cm
width:  23cm

Object number

P469

Category

  • Square Funerary Jar, Julian Stair, 2000, Crafts Council Collection: P469. Photo: Nick Turner.

Maker's statement

Rationale behind this making approach is a desire to keep the fluidity and texture of thrown surfaces but to develop a range of forms that extend beyond the usual circular cross section of the thrown pot.

Julian Stair, April 2000