Ittel Bonsai Pottery
Nick Lenz
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. NL1-9211 $600
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. NL1-9217 $350
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 9x7.25x1.25. NL1-9240 $400
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. NL1-9225 $700
Additional photos of all pots are available.
Sold Sold Sold
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 wide. NL1-9765 $300
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9 x 7.5 x 2.5” oval NL1-9791 $200
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Nick Lenz low platter NL1-9810 $250
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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. NL1-9772 $400
This unused round pot is 5.75” diameter and 2.25” high on the outside and 4” x 2” on the insidewith the undercut lip. \. NL1-9779 $300
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 NL1-9798 $60
This unused round pot is 7.25” diameter and 2.75” high on the outside and 6” x 2” on the inside. NL1-9785 $
This unused round pot with a wonderful shetch 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 $120
Nick Lenz three-legged free-form. Used with lime deposits but aged nicely. NL1-0031 $100
Nick Lenz
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. NL1-9211 $600
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. NL1-9217 $350
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 9x7.25x1.25. NL1-9240 $400
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. NL1-9225 $700
Additional photos of all pots are available.
Sold Sold Sold
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 wide. NL1-9765 $300
9 x 7.5 x 2.5” oval NL1-9791 $200
Sold
Nick Lenz low platter NL1-9810 $250
Sold
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. NL1-9772 $400
This unused round pot is 5.75” diameter and 2.25” high on the outside and 4” x 2” on the insidewith the undercut lip. \. NL1-9779 $300
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 NL1-9798 $60
This unused round pot with a wonderful shetch 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 $120
Nick Lenz three- legged free-form. Used with lime deposits but aged nicely. NL1-0031 $100
This unused round pot is 7.25” diameter and 2.75” high on the outside and 6” x 2” on the inside. NL1-9785 $85