zondag 29 januari 2012

Der bärtige Kaiser

Work in progress on a large Bartmannkrug, Bellarmine jug or in Dutch Baardmankruik with the title "Der bärtige Kaiser". The Jug is inspired by 17th and 18th century German Bartmannkrugs that were made around Cologne in western Germany. Even in the Netherlands archaeologists often find these stoneware jugs (or the shards) at excavations (I have some of these shards in my collection as well!). The glaze on my Kaiser Jug has a bronze appearance, a special glaze with some unhealthy oxides in the recipe.

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