These jars are rare. This jar is especially rare because it cracked in a gorgeous, natural way during the 2,400 kiln firing. Joel filled the crack and multiple glaze spots with multiple layers of 24 karat gold.
After drying for months and firing for 4-5 days up to 2400 degrees F. the glaze colors must melt together perfectly. Joel's jars rarely turn out this beautifully. These pictures accurately show the pot, but the gorgeous colors and textures are even more stunning in person. This particular jar is one of the most stunning, perfectly imperfect piece of pottery that Joel has ever created.
Great art appreciates in value over time. In my opinion, these jars are truly investments, as they have only ever appreciated in value as my lifelong pottery career has unfolded. This jar will likely be worth far more in the coming decades, but the most appropriate avenue for this jar right now would be selling it to an art collector. As a full-time artist and potter, my job is to make and sell pottery.
To learn more about how I craft these jars using a historical Japanese coil technique, you can read this blog post:
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