Harvest

A crop or yield of one growing season. A supply of anything gathered at maturity and stored: a harvest of wheat. The result or consequence of any act, process, or event I was lucky enough to be invited to look at the Ruskin Collection at Sheffield Museums, with the Curator Louise Pullen, in May this year. I was particularly drawn to a traditional Harvest Jug made in the late 1800's. Slip decorated Harvest Jugs, (like the one pictured) have been made in England since the 1600's. Traditionally used to take beer to the workers after collecting the crops they were decorated with images that related to local stories and celebration at a time of plenty. I will be installing my work at Harvest time and I have decided to make a collection of Harvest Jugs. Their golden glaze created using iron.