Shearwater Pottery was started in 1928 by Peter Anderson and it has been in continual operation by the Anderson family ever since. The pottery is renowned for its distinctive glazes and the exceptional quality of their pieces. Each one is unique and individual. The only retail shop for their wares is located at their workshop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
The impressed mark in the buff clay on the bottom of this bowl reads Shearwater; a conjoined JA for James Anderson and “00” for the year 2000. James (Jim) Anderson (1942--) began working at Shearwater Pottery in 1966, side-by-side with his father, Peter Anderson, until Peter’s death in 1984. Jim was the only potter at Shearwater until his son joined him in 1999.
The glossy blue glaze on this bowl is gorgeous, inside and out. The bowl is in excellent condition, with one tiny glaze skip, some minute bumps in the glaze and some glaze pops which occurred during firing. The diameter is 4 ¾ inches, the height is 2 inches and base is 2 ¼ inches across. No cracks, no chips, not a fleabite, just a beautiful example of Shearwater Pottery.