Tucker's 30 years of crock collecting

John Tucker's crock collection


John Tucker stands by his crock and stoneware collection.

John Tucker, Burr Oak, has collected crocks for almost 30 years. His collection now totals 70 and more are expected to be added. John has all of his treasured finds displayed on shelving he constructed in the basement of his and wife Sue's home. As for why he decided to collect this crock-stoneware, he said, "because I became interested in them and like the sight of them." Among his collection are big and little crocks, jugs of all sizes, poultry waterers and even butter churns.

The items in his collection are no longer being made except for some souvenir pieces. In early days before refrigera...

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