Posted 7 years ago
Although I collect many things, glass and ceramics are my main focus. Each has its particular attractions for me. With pots one of those attractions is often knowing who made the object you are holding/viewing; when and where the potter lived, some of their life history, maybe even his/her fingerprints in the clay - a degree of familiarity not as often found in glass.
This being said, there are so, so many potters about which little is known. Is the example you are holding a good expression of the potter's work, or a poor one? If you find it "good", are you wrong or why didn't the potter become more well known?
Such thoughts cross my mind when I hold this pot by Bruce Eppelsheimer. I know little about him. He was a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and may have lived at one time in Epsom, New Hampshire & also in Illinois it is believed. He exhibited at the Ceramic Nationals in 1964.
I like this pot - the colors and the shape. It's about 7 inches tall and reminds me of an acorn. I love the glazes - a strawberry red base glaze with a peppering of blackberry colored spots and an occasional aqua smudge - covered in a moving/sliding cream and mustard glaze.
Please see the close-ups to fully appreciate the glaze.