Smoke fired pinchpot.
Made with a very white earthenware clay, this is a simple pinchpot. It was fired once in an electric kiln, then smoke-fired over a 24 hour period. The amazing and many layered marks inside and out have been made by burning bracken, thistles and the key ingredients that flavour a locally made gin, Generation 11: coriander seeds, lavender, cardamom and juniper berries.
This piece has very clear marks of the ‘popping’ of the coriander seeds.
It is unburnished, but wax polished, leaving the merest sheen.
It is 8.5 cm high and 8.5 cm wide at the rim.