Pine Pitch Elderberry Wine Bottle

Pine Pitch Elderberry Wine Bottle


Beautiful bottle made with a mix of unprocessed local wild clay (Valyermo – Southern California) and clay from Duluth Minnesota. The collected clay is reduced into powder using my stone grinder (Molcajete) then water is added to reach the right consistency and make the clay workable.


Hand build. Glazed (white) inside.


The outside of the bottle was sealed using pine pitch “glaze”, basically pine sap applied to the bottle when it is removed from the pit fire and still red hot. This method gives beautiful brown and black accents to the surface.


Small repair using pine pitch glue due to a small piece of limestone exploring during the firing which removed some of the clay but didn’t compromise the inside. Happens from time to time with wild clays.


Fired 3 times at cone 03 (2014 °F – 1100 °C) using my electric kiln then final pit fire.


Capacity: 3 cups of liquid or 710 ml

D: 5.5 inches (14 cm)

H: 7 inches (18 cm)

W: 2 pounds 14 ounces  (1300 gr)


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Shipping Information: I use USPS Priority mail for shipping within the US and USPS Priority International mail for international customers. Packages go out three to seven business days from the day of purchase.


Priority mail takes two to five days to deliver in the US. International orders may take much longer to arrive.


Refunds will be offered if the item is damaged during shipment. Send me and email and photos clearly indicating the extent of damage to the box, packing materials, and item.


Either a full refund, exchange, or store credit in the same amount will be made.