Cleater James, Jr. was the son of Cleater James Meaders (1880-1934) of White County, Georgia. Although not a fulltime potter until his retirement, he was involved with pottery production since his childhood at his father's shop.
Proudly carrying on the Meaders folk pottery tradition, CJ and Billie
are reknown for their superb tobacco spit glaze. CJ is responsible
for a wide variety of articles including face jugs, vases and pitchers
to name just a few. One cannot help but notice the extra time spent
decorating the articles, from grapes to dogwoods- all thanks to Billie.
CJ and Billie are some of the last potters to use the old fashion wood
burning kiln. Their pieces fired in a wood-burning kiln are some
of the finest examples of traditional Southern folk pottery available today.
|item #cj101 - $125
appx. 12" tall
|item #cj102 - $40
appx. 5" tall
|item #cj103 - $100
appx. 10 " tall
|item #cj104 - $325 (set)
appx. 12", 9.5", 7.5" tall
|item #cj107 - $175
appx. 9" tall
|item # cj106 - $350
appx. 11" tall
|item #cj105 - $165
appx. 10.25" tall
Dogwood Cut Outs
|item #cj108 - $350
appx. 9 1/2" tall
|item #cj110 - $165
appx. 8" tall
|item #cj111 - $ 125
appx. 6" tall
- All available items are not pictured.
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