[This noble Jar – will hold]

This noble Jar – will hold, 20

fill it with silver == then you’ll have plenty

04/08/1858 (Thursday)


This poem is in the public domain. Reprinted from The Words and Wares of David Drake: Revisiting “I Made This Jar” and the Legacy of Edgefield Pottery (University of South Carolina Press, 2023)

About this Poem

These transcriptions of inscriptions by and attributed to David Drake were drawn primarily from the work of Corbette E. Toussaint in the exhibit catalog for David Drake: Potter and Poet (Vero Beach, FL: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2016), 35–37; and that of co-curators Adrienne Spinozzi, Ethan W. Lasser, and Jason R. Young in the exhibit catalog for Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2022), 180–81.