Click to enlargeShipwrecked Carriers of Wine

4.75" x 2.5"

The mud was applied thickly to the interior and thinly to the exterior. This is a good example of the tension between wet mud and once-fired clay. After applying, mud contracts so much as water evaporates that it peels up in thin sheets and pops off the clay wall. During firing it relaxes down as it melts.