i wish i made it…

Medieval Chamber Pot

1300AD – 1500AD

This object speaks for itself.
Rather worryingly, the description in the Yorkshire Museum’s database says:
“Greenish glaze on upper two-thirds of body.  Internal deposit.”

Things may get a little weird around here as i transition from studio potter into grad school applicant.  As i ask the big questions of why? and what? around returning to school i’m finding all kinds of avenues opening in my brain.

Challenging my own commitment to pots as a primary means of expression feels really good.  I’ve been thinking about school as a continuation of making outside of the demands of the marketplace.  Feeling like i don’t have to produce ‘product’  – i am becoming more keenly aware of my relationship to ‘object’ and how objects  carry ‘image’.

that having been said – this is a pretty great pot.

i wish i made it…

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5 Responses to “i wish i made it…”


  1. 2 Ayumi Horie November 27, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Nice one. Have you seen the medieval clay frying pans?

  2. 3 Steven November 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hey Ayumi!
    Thanks for stopping by. I’ll go looking for the frying pans – i’m still holding out to cast some of my own in iron one day.

  3. 4 RYan VanHoy December 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I bet they didn’t wash their ash. Where are you applying to grad school Steve?

  4. 5 chelseyfitch June 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    This is soo Lovely! Never thought I would love a chamber pot so much!


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