The pitcher can be a complex shape to make. One has to consider the height to width ratio, create a spout and form a shoulder. Finally a handle is “pulled” from a separate piece of clay and attached, using both functional and aesthetic considerations.
The shoulder was formed by pressing in on the cylinder, just about 1½” down from the rim. Then with three fingers the neck was simultaneously compressed and stretched to create it’s spout.
This 9½” tall pitcher holds approximately 5 cups of a desired beverage. Though I like it’s slightly narrowing cylindrical shape, the handle is a bit rough on the edges. Therefore instead of daily use in the kitchen, I keep spare change in it.