Costrel

So I have started playing about with how to make a costrel (a type of 16th century hip flask). This is my very first experiment, I haven’t finished decorating it (one of the problems of working in two places is I keep leaving things in the other studio) and there is a lot I would change but I like the idea. I have used a cast drinks bottle for the neck, a plate mould for the body, and the foot is a thrown inverted plastic beer cup. I like using different making methods, throwing, casting and press moulding and I also enjoy the visual pun that the different forms provide.

I have also included some slightly better photos of the latest jug.

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