Inspired by a ‘blacking pot’ that was found in the house garden, ceramicist and sculptor Nigel Hunter has produced hand thrown, unique pots which bear our stamp.
Blacking pots traditionally contained blacking paste which was widely used in the 19th century for the cleaning and polishing of boots, shoes, fireplaces and doorsteps. The pots were usually salt glaze fired.
Our contemporary pots have been high fired to stoneware temperature and glazed inside to serve as a vase, container or brush pot, an inspiring reminder of your visit to the Van Gogh House.
Due to the handmade nature of the pieces, they develop subtle variations in texture and irregularities in shape and glazing. Each one is unique and size may vary.
The sand coloured blacking pots come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Pictured here are small and large.
- The small item on the scale picture is 8.5cm high and 7.5cm in diameter
- The medium item is 13.5cm high and 75cm in diameter.
- The large item on the scale picture is 15cm high and 8cm in diameter