MAKER: John A. Lowe (1833-1902) was one of the Greene County, Tennessee potters closely associated with Christopher A. Haun (1821-1861), the celebrated Unionist potter hanged for his participation in an anti-Confederate bridge burning scheme. Unlike Haun, however, Lowe enlisted in the Confederate Army. After the war, he moved to Indiana and later Arkansas. This cream pot and a larger two-handled jar are the only two known surviving, intact works stamped by Lowe. Sherds with the “J.A. LOWe” stamp have been excavated at his pottery site.
Smith, Samuel D. and Stephen T. Rogers. Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters – 1790s to 1950. Nashville: Tennessee Department oof Environment and Conservation, 2011.