My sister-in-law calls these pots, bean pots, but after all, what's in a name? I make these pots to be used and as for what specific task they are employed, I am not particularly married to one use or another. The important thing is that they are used or at the very least, their use is that they add something to the environment in which they are placed. The form is based on stacked rocks which I saw all over Japan over a number of trips and the way in which it is decorated adds a bit more of me to the pot in the lasting impression I have made on the surface. The overglaze of Shige's Black creates a large cell oil spot appearance and the mirco-crystals of the tessha glaze make for a wonderful surface, especially in the sunlight. In the end, I am not at all hung up on names, more concerned with how the pot performs for the new owners.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." From ROMEO & JULIET by William Shakespeare