Ovoid crocks of the early 19th century were some of the most beautiful forms made by early American potters. As pottery production increased to meet the needs of a growing population, later versions of the crock form were made with straight sides, which offered more efficiency in the kiln.
This has always been one of my favorite early American forms, and in borrowing the form for flowerpots, I've found that the shape and proportions are a good choice for folks who want the convenience of dropping in a plant potted in a plastic grower's pot. This one is sized to accommodate a 6" to 6.5" grower's pot. The sturdy lug handles, common on the utilitarian crocks of the 19th century, come in handy for moving this pot once it is planted.
- Handthrown in Rockdale, Wisconsin
- Fired to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit
- Fired-on mineral wash finish
- Drainage hole allows for direct planting
- For indoor and outdoor use, but not frost proof; store inside during winter months
#12 Ovoid Crock
11 top outside diameter x 11 tall
This pot was fired to 2000 degrees fahrenheit, but care should be taken to not leave the pot outdoors in freezing temperatures.