Tender’s jars are hand thrown in England from natural red clay dug in England. The blue version is slipped with white clay, while the brown version is left unslipped. Botha are then glazed with a translucent blue, which in the unslipped jar darkens the tone of the clay and gives it a rich chocolate brown. The base is left unslipped and entirely unglazed, to reveal the original character of the mud.
Throwing pots by hand involves drawing the desired form up from a single solid spinning lump of clay. Tender’s Master Potter works the clay directly with his bare hands, so each piece is unique and bears the marks of his fingers and thumbs. The lid is thrown to fit the body of the pot, which is sized to keep pins, spare keys, or paperclips, or for display.
Please bear in mind that this hand-made pottery should be washed by hand, and is not suitable for microwaves, ovens, or dishwashers.