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
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
This is a large oval done in
one of Nick’s standard
17.25x13.5x2.5” with the
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 9x7.25x1.25.
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
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 occured, 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.