These two creations are SO Nick. You gotta love ‘em. I purchased
them from the Pat Morris collection. Nick has closed his kiln, so there
will be no more new pots
Nick is noted for his sketches on pots. This unused round pot is 11.75”
diameter and 3.75” high on the outside and 10” x 3” on the inside. It is
graced by a wonderful wetland scene foreground and an island on the far
side of the water in the background. It would be particularly appropriate
for a Canadian larch collected from a swamp, but most likely, will end up
in a collection.
This is a large oval done in one of Nick’s standard finishes.
Outside measurements are 17.25x13.5x2.5” with the inside
measuring 16x12.25x1.75”. Slightly used with some stains on the
unglazed clay on the inside.
This oval pot is finished in what I would guess to be a spodumene
glaze. It is clearly used, but in great condition with a nice patina.
The oval pot outside dimensions are 10x8x2” with an inside of
Nick is most noted for his sketches on pots like those above. Much
more rarely, he also illustrated pots with clay. This “rectangular cascade”
pot is actually 8-sided to soften the corners. The main dimensions are 6.5
wide, 5.5 deep, by 8” tall. (Inside 5.5”, 4.5”, 7.25”.)
The face of the pot displays dead trees (presumably larches in a bog)
in three dimensions built up on the surface of the pot. The sloped
background is apparently accomplished with a light metal oxide. The
figure wraps around the side of the pot.
It would be particularly appropriate for a cascaded larch collected from
a swamp, but most likely, will end up in a collection.
Additional photos of
all pots are available.
I was told by Pat Morris
that she bought this cascade
pot from Nick Lenz. I can
find no markings on the pot
to collaborate that claim, but
the glaze is one that Nick
used. The nice brown flash
shown on the glaze is the
only portion of the pot where
that occurred, so that would
probably be the front
The pot is 12.5” tall with a
diameter of 8”. The walls
are thick. The inside
diameter is 6.5” and the
inside distance between the
top and the bottom is only
9.5” meaning that the bottom
is a bit higher than that high
exterior foot. There is one
bottom hole that is very
9 x 7.5 x
Nick Lenz low platter
Nick is noted for his sketches on pots. This unused round pot is 8” diameter
and 4” high on the outside and 7” x 3.25” on the inside. A light iron wash
gives a rich finish which is graced by a wonderful wetland scene with a
snake. It will end up in a collection.
This unused round pot is 5.75” diameter and 2.25” high on the outside
and 4” x 2” on the inside with the undercut lip.
This small, unused round pot is
3.25” diameter and 1.25” high
on the outside and 2.5” x 0.75”
on the inside
This unused round pot with a
wonderful sketch of a tree on a rock is
2.5” diameter and 2” high on the
outside and 2 x 1.5” on the inside.
NL1-9804 NFS at present
Nick Lenz three-
Used with lime
deposits but aged
This unused round
pot is 7.25”
diameter and 2.75”
high on the outside
and 6” x 2” on the