Using simple slab construction, I made a series of bottles designed for rum or other spirits. Probably mostly used for decoration though they were high fired stoneware with high fired, food safe glazes. My favorite was a lion.
These are the two I have left: The two headed griffin warped a bit in the kiln-as you can see. It was the first one I made and was really just messing around with texture ideas. The water buffalo also was an experiment. The beverage poured out through the mouth. I decided with that experiment that the bottles had to feel more comfortable in the hand to be serviceable.
photography by Chuck Jones