I found out about this potter on the Antiques Road Show and looked him up on the internet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_E._Ohr
According to the Antique Roadshow he was quite a character. He built his own kiln, had arms to rival Popeyes, and dug his own clay. He called his pots his mud babies. After a fire destroyed his studio, he went in and rescued his pots from the fire. He called the ones he saved his 'burnt babies'.