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Catawba Valley, Seagrove area, other North Carolina and Southern Pottery. Not quite the full ovoid of the earlier Catawba Valley potters, but yet not quite the more cylindrical shape of the later. Some felt it was an extra step, and not worth the extra work. You sometimes find these with pottery lids, but I expect the wooden ones were more durable. Today the Catawba Valley is known as one of the Folk pottery centers of the nation. I hope I will even be alive at 87, much less making such a beautiful jug. These jars were used to make wine, kraut, pickles and for storage of fruits, dry goods, and more. Notice the blue rutile in the second photo, this picture also illustrate the texture of the alkaline glaze, and also the normal imperfections you will see. Some water or air was in the clay, expanded, and burst during firing.