Porcelain jug with a machine embroidered effect cranes on each side of the jug and bamboo. One crane is leaping and looking down whilst the other has its wings outstretched and is looking to the sky. Cranes are symbolic of happiness and longevity whilst bamboo represents strength and flexibility. I drew them with the sewing machine and cast the material in plaster, from which I press the porcelain and hand build the jug. The interior and handle are glazed with a shiny transparent. glaze and the stitching is over-painted with cobalt when it is biscuit fired. It is then fired again and the stitching becomes a classic rich cobalt blue.
The jug is 12.5cm tall with a base of 8.5cm diameter and is dishwasher safe.