Question by  poodle (24)

What is pottery ewer?

I am learning more about pottery and how to make it, can you help me with what this is?


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

A decorated pitcher with a base, an oval body, and a wide spout. Some of these types of pitchers are also marked with tall, slender bodies. The main purpose of an ewer was to carry water for drinking or to wash an individual. A good modern example of this type of pitcher is Winart Pottery from Oklahoma.


Answer by  GinaD (400)

According to my dictionary, a ewer is a vase-shaped picture or jug. You might try Googling for an image to get a better idea what it looks like.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Ewers are basically pitchers that have a handle and a flaring spout. They are often decorated. In olden days they were filled with water and used in bathrooms to flush a toilet before it could be done with a flick of a handle. The name has nothing to do with the shape or size of the vessel.


Answer by  TejasWoman (300)

A ewer, regardless of what type of material it is made from, is defined as a large, wide mouth, water pitcher. Your question seems to suggest, having a water pitcher at hand when working with clay.

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