EARTH JUG 001

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EARTH JUG 001

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terracotta earthenware // glazed inside and part outside // four designs // 15 cm tall

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ABOUT EARTH

Although I make most of my work in stoneware, I am always drawn back to earthenware for its heritage and possibilities. Earthenware clay is fired at a lower temperature: it's faster, costs less energy and brings with it a whole separate set of colours and effects. Thanks to it's breathability it is ideal for flower pots, and its cooling properties make it the traditional go-to for water jugs. Although this type of terracotta is naturally porous and allows water to evaporate, the jugs are glazed on the inside to prevent leakage.⠀

These EARTH jugs allow me to experiment with different handles and play with glaze lines. Each jug is unique and slightly different, and the unglazed terracotta will develop its own beautiful patina over time. Display it on your kitchen shelf, pop a few branches in for decoration or fill it with cold water on a hot summer day.

One of the options is a kintsugi version. 'Kintsugi' is the Japanese art of visibly repairing with gold, seen often in pottery. Part of the philosophy of 'wabi sabi', I believe things can be more beautiful for having been broken. Or, as Leonard Cohen said: 'There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.'⠀In case of this particular jug, I tapped the handle of it on the side of the kiln when taking it out. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to practice my mending skills and repair it with epoxy and gold lacquer. This means it can be used again, but only decoratively.

I can’t wait to see what you'll be using your earthenware for, so please tag me in your pictures - and share your progress with #mystudiojanneke#studiojannekeearth⠀⠀

ABOUT STUDIO JAN.NE.KE

Based at Turning Earth in North London, Studio jAN.NE.KE creates small collections of feel-good ceramics, with a focus on handmade items, one-offs and limited runs.

DETAILS

Material // terracotta earthenware
Finish // glazed inside and partly outside
Height // 15 cm (5.9 inch)
Handles // no handle / half moon-shaped handle / ear-shaped handle / kintsugi handle
Handmade in North London

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