Additional photographs of all of the pots are available upon request prior to purchase.
This nice shallow pot is a good example
why most pots having a crackle glaze should
not be exposed to freezing conditions. The
pot is visually sound, but knocking it with a
knuckle demonstrates that it has several
cracks. It does not ring true. There are
several spots of visible spalling on the inside
and the bottom but the exterior looks fine.
Crackle pots are generally raku-fired.
This is not hot enough to take them to full
densification. Thus, they will absorb water
and in freezing conditions in the presence of
moisture, this can lead to cracking much like
terracotta pots left outdoors in the winter
This medium large rectangular pot has Jim’s wonderful crackle glaze
and has developed a rich, warm patina. But note the comments to the
right. External measurements are 14.25 x 7 x 1.5” and the internal
measurements are 13 x 6 x 1”. No visible cracks on the outside but
several cracks inside. Note the chip missing from the back right corner,
almost certainly from freezing. Best if it finds a home in a collection rather
than active use.
Small oval Barrett pot, lightly but definitely used.
Outside: 5.75 x 4.25 x 1.5”. Inside: 5 x 3.5 x 1”
Lovely hand-shaped pot with an interesting glaze. Used with some
water deposits but very good condition. It is 3-legged and not quite
round. Approximate dimension outside are 5x4.5” and ~2” tall with
inside at 4.5x4” and about 1.75”.
2.25 2 1+ 2 1.75 1-
2.25 2 1+ 2 1.75 1-
Another suiban, smaller than the one above.
External measurements are 5.5 “ wide, 3.5’ depth
and 0.5” high. (Internal: 5.25, 3.25, and 0.25”)
Jim regularly produced shallow suibans of all
sizes, mostly in deep greens. This one is smaller
at 10” wide by 5” deep by 0.5” high outside with
inside at 9.5, 4.5, and 0.25”.
A very shallow, long oval pot. The slight lime
deposits confirm that it has been used. The
unusual dimensions of 8.25” wide, 3.75”
deep and 1” high outside (corresponding
internal measurements of 7.75, 3, and 0.75”
respectively) make this pot unique.
1 1 1
2 2.25 1.5 2
See my comments above about crackle-glaze pots in freezing weather.
This one was obviously left out in the winter here in the mid-Atlantic. It
not only cracked, but broke. It has been repaired with glue but you can
see the substantial crack on the back-side of the pot in this picture. It
would have been a nice little pot if properly cared for. This pot has a 3”
outside diameter and is1.5” high. Inside dimensions are 2.5” and 1”
JB1-9683 $5 with the purchase of some other pot.
This is one of Jim’s cute little pots that he slip-cast. It is a
Lotus shape with external dimensions of 3” width, 2” depth
and 1+” height. Corresponding internal measurements are
2.5, 1.5, and 1-”.
3+ 2+ 1.25 3- 2- 1
More to come
Large, shallow pot, unglazed ,with an iron
oxide wash. Used but in good shape. Full
signature and chop. Made 12/11/82. Lip is
somewhat undercut, hence the significant
difference in the exterior and interior
dimensions: 20.25 x 12.25 x 1.25 exterior.
19 x 11 x 0.75 interior
3 x3 2.25 x 0.75
2.5 x 2 x 0.5
2.75 x 1.5
2.25 x 1.25