Grace your entry or southern porch with a touch of Italy by using one or both sizes of these Italian Oil Jars.
With their handsome rolled top rim and full bellowing shape, our Italian Oil Jars will add a timeless and classic touch to your garden. They need nothing more to be completely at home in any setting.
Using Superior Clays
The process of making this jar starts by collecting mineral-rich black clay from Vietnamese riverbeds, a material renowned worldwide for its remarkable strength. Once in the studio, several types of clay are mixed together in huge vats.
Next, the clay is extruded repeatedly to completely eliminate all airspaces. This is critical to ensure the frostproof nature of of this pottery.
Once the pots have been formed by hand, the firing process begins under the watchful eye of the master potter. Wood fires heat the kilns to 1400° Centigrade and are kept stoked to maintain that temperature for a full two weeks.
Firing in wood kilns gives each Oil Jar container its distinctive character. By contrast, most other pottery is manufactured in gas kilns, creating commonplace commodities, rather than individual works of art.
The lengthy firing at high heat fuses the clay and glaze together. Upon cooling, they form a unified surface – not two separate ones, as in many other pots. This lends an extra measure of strength to the finished vessels.
- 23" w x 28" H - 11.5" Mouth Opening at top - LARGE
- 20" w x 25.5"H - 9.5" Mouth Opening at Top - MEDIUM
- This price includes curb-side drop shipping to a residence.