Sunday, March 7, 2010
This is one of the salt glazed water jugs we found on our trip this last week. Notice the shape which is called "ovoid". A true salt glazed piece will have a surface which is "pebbled" like an orange. This is a result of salt being introduced into the kiln while the glaze is being "fired". The salt has a chemical reaction with the chemistry of the clay the item is made of. The ovoid shape of this piece is getting to be very rare and these items are more expensive to acquire. Come in Saturday and see what we got!!!!