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Pottery Illustrated: Weights and Sizes

 

Weights and Sizes

Approximate fired ceramic proportions (in inches) and wet-clay amounts (in pounds) for standard, functional wheel-thrown forms.

bowl
6×2½ inch=1½ pounds

footed bowl
6×3 inch=1¾ pounds
8×4 inch=6 pounds
9×2¼ inch=4 pounds
10×4 inch=8 pounds

soup tureen/storage pot
2½ qt.=6×6 inch=body: 6 pounds, lid: 2 pounds
4 qt.=8×8 inch=body: 7 pounds, lid: 3 pounds
5 qt.=12×8 inch=body: 12 pounds, lid: 4 pounds

soup tureen/storage pot
2½ qt.=6×6 inch=body: 6 pounds, lid: 2 pounds
4 qt.=8×8 inch=body: 7 pounds, lid: 3 pounds
5 qt.=12×8 inch=body: 12 pounds, lid: 4 pounds

mug
3½×4 inch=1 pound

pitcher
5×3 inch=1½ pounds
7×4 inch=2 pounds
10×4 inch=3 pounds

footed cup
3½×3 inch=1 pound

teapot
4 cup=5×4½ inch=body: 3 pounds,
lid: 1⁄3 pound, spout: 1⁄3 pound
6 cup=6×5 inch=body: 4 pounds,
lid: ½ pound, spout: ½ pound

casserole
1 qt.=7×2½ inch=body: 2½–3 pounds, lid: 2 pounds
2 qt.=8×3½ inch=body: 5 pounds, lid: 3 pounds
3 qt.=10×3½ inch=body: 7 pounds, lid: 6 pounds

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