I have been wanting to make a canister set for a while now. As I work on commissions and building up my Etsy shop, I have been able to tackle some of those projects that have always been in my mind – a canister set being one of them. I really wanted to make a canister set with jars big enough to actually hold their contents well. I wanted the largest jar to be able to hold a whole bag of flour and for the next size down to hold a whole bag of sugar. I think these will do that! If not, they sure will come super close. I have a canister set sitting on my counter that I LOVE. It is also a four-piece set like this one. In mine I hold, flour, sugar, brown rice and cream of wheat. They do not have a rubber seal around them, but I have never had those little bugs you sometimes get in the flour, ever appear in my jars in the three years I have been using them.
Hopefully that will ring true for this canister set once it is fired and completed. I definitely want to make more sets of these with slightly different silhouettes and handles. I can’t wait to see how this set will look once it is glazed!
My favorite part about this set are the handles to the jars. I wanted something a bit different and whimsical. I have done this same double-loop on some of my mug handles and teapot handles as well. I think it adds a lot to the piece. Any suggestions for what glaze I should fire this set in?