Hand Painted Pottery by Nan Hamilton in Boston MA

Welcome to the West Wing 2007

These pots were sold at the Mudville Show, Dec. 8, 2007.

Crow Jar

The wily crow is known for it's intelligence and resourcefulness. It is found from the hot equator to the frozen Arctic and thrives in widely varied conditions. This resilience has led the crow to be featured in legends in almost every culture. This porcelain jar is 2 7/8" high and 5 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $130.

Rabbit Jar

The rabbit may not be known for it's brains but it's soft fur and shy demeanor make it a gentle pet to enjoy. Rabbits are responsive to their owners and can even be clicker trained to do tricks and come when called. This porcelain jar is 2 3/4" high and 5 1/4" wide. This pot sold for $175.

Raccoon Teapot

It's a raccoon raiding party in the apple orchard! Raccoons are omnivorous, eating frogs, fish and a variety of plants. Ask any raccoon and they'll tell you apple season is a fine time to celebrate! This stoneware teapot is 5 3/4" high and 3 3/4" wide and holds 2 1/2 cups (20 oz). This pot sold for $425.

Snail Bowl

Snails love coolness, moisture and dim light. This snail parade is off to hide under a pile of decaying leaves, a snail's idea of a wonderful place to be. This stoneware bowl is 2 1/2" high and 5 5/8" wide. This pot sold for $100.

Maine Island Platter

Soaring high above a little Maine island, these seagulls know nothing quite matches the pleasures of summertime. This porcelain platter is 2" high and 12 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $375.

Farm Animals Platter

Every creature needs friends. The lucky animals live on the Good Times Farm and clearly enjoy each other's company. This porcelain platter is 2" high and 12 3/4" wide. This pot sold for $600.

Barred Owl Jar

Barred owls, aka the hoot owl, are nocturnal birds, coming out to hunt at twilight. They'll eat almost any small animals, voles and mice in particular. They are not known to be fond of cookies so feel free to fill up this jar with your favorite treats. This stoneware jar is 8 3/4" high and 6" wide. This pot sold for $500.

Beetle Jar

One fifth of all 1.5 million species living on earth are beetles! There are tiny beetles that would fit through the eye of a needle and tropical giants over 6 inches long. The two beetles on this pot are from Australia, a land rich in insect varieties. This stoneware jar is 8 3/4" high and 6" wide. This pot sold for $525.

Flamingo Shaker

Flamingos get their pink color from the foods they eat, mainly tiny salt water crustaceans and algae. The Caribbean flamingos are the most colorful. If we ate only shrimp, would we become this brightly colored, too? This porcelain shaker is 3" high and 3 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $160.

Crow Shaker

Crows and ravens are highly social birds, known for their intelligence and inventiveness. They will eat almost anything that's remotely edible, animal or vegetable. They have clustered on this shaker hoping to find something tasty on your table. This porcelain shaker is 3 1/4" high and 3" wide. This pot sold for $150.

Obedience Class Shaker

Obedience classes can be helpful in focusing a dog's attention. In every class, you'll find a star who will do everything perfectly; then there are dogs who do things their own way. At least everyone has managed to get the dog in front of them. This porcelain shaker is 2 1/2" high and 3 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $200.

Triggerfish Bowl

Triggerfish are so named for their two dorsal spines which, when raised, can lock the fish into small holes keeping them safe from predators. They have large teeth for crushing shells and have been known to bite unwary divers. This stoneware bowl is 2 1/8" high and 6" wide. This pot sold for $210.

Sweetlips Platter

Sweetlips, named for their large lips, are delicate fish that are difficult to keep in aquariums. Mostly solitary, they can also be found in small schools, accompanied by cleaner wrasse. This porcelain platter is 1 3/4" high and 12" wide. This pot sold for $525.

Balloon Vase

As they sail away, high over a country landscape, these critters are out for a ride of a lifetime as they dangle from their balloons. They seem more interested in their fellow travelers than where they will the winds will carry them. This porcelain vase is 7 1/2" high and 4" wide. This pot sold for $350.

Birdhouse Bowl

This bowl is a veritable suburb for birds, with fantasy houses for avian tenants. This stoneware bowl is 3 1/4" high and 6 1/4" wide. This pot sold for $200.

Camel Teapot

With their large eyes and faraway look, the camels on this teapot seem to have the calm demeanor of philosophers. This pot is 5 1/4" high and 5 3/8" (8 3/4") wide, holding 1 quart. This pot sold for $600.

Chicken Teapot

Chickens, with all their fussing and clucking, make for noisy tablemates. It's safe to welcome these two hens and their chicks as they have promised to stay quiet. This teapot is 7 1/4" high, 5"(8 1/4)" wide and holds 1 1/4 quarts. This pot sold for $650.

Two Fish Mugs

These fish mugs have the same design but different background glazes. On one, the fish swim in the deep dark sea and on the other, the fish have swum to the surface. The dark stoneware mug is 4" high, 3 3/8" wide and holds 12 oz. The lighter mug is 4 1/8" high, 3 5/8" wide and holds 16 oz. This pair of mugs sold for $110.

Meet and Greet at Your Owner's Feet Mug

There are the sniffers and the sniffees, the shy dogs and the bold. Which ever kind of dog you are, you can count on feeling safe when you're hanging out by your owner's feet. This stoneware mug is 4 3/4" high, 3 1/4" wide and holds 16 oz. This pot sold for $280.

Animals with Bouquets Mug

This mug is for people who would love flowers to be delivered each day. With the soft look of parchment, this stoneware mug is 3 3/4" high, 3 1/2" wide and holds 16 oz. This pot sold for $95.

Butterfly Porcelain Vase

Cats Cats

The two dozen butterflies on this vase are a small number of the more than 15,000 different species. These butterflies look like they might flutter right off the surface. As long as they stay, this is the perfect pot for a lepidopterist! This vase is 4 1/2" high and 4 1/2" wide. This pot sold for $475.

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