This Pokeweed Jar is one of the first in a new series of tall, stately lidded jars featuring perched Guardian Birds on the lid.  The straight sides and size of the piece allows me to show off the form of my chosen botanical specimen, in this case, Pokeweed, to its fullest advantage.  I’ve also modified the knob of my Oriental Jar to look like a simple perch with a small, cut-off branch on which I can place a hand-sculpted, semi-abstracted, but recognizable bird to guard the jar and its contents.  In this case, the guardian is a crow.   In amber/oxide/black with red berry accents.  16.5” tall by 6.5” diameter.