USA Stoneware | Water Bottle Dispensing Crock

USA Stoneware | Water Bottle Dispensing Crock

$69.95

Add a touch of old-fashioned charm to a modern-day water bottle dispenser.

One of our best selling products! 

You may find cheaper imported water dispensing crocks; these dispensers are still USA made the old fashioned way using no lead or cadmium.

Our water dispenser base by itself holds 2 gallons of water.

We will also send you a pottery lid so that it can be used with or without a plastic water bottle. Read more below>

 
 
 
 

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Description

The lid size is 6" for those who are looking to use this crock with a water filter collar designed to fit the neck on a 5 gal water bottle.

Standard color as priced and stocked in blue stripe. You may choose other colors using the drop down box. Colors are hand painted and signed by the artist. Please note: the rooster, red apple, and summer splendor design is a decal and is not hand painted. The Poppy Seed design will include flowers in both mauve and peach, which may be on opposite sides of the stoneware.

See color samples and click to enlarge pictures of various product examples. When the different colors are selected using the drop down boxes the +$ will incrementally add to the above price. The white will be the same color as the other blue stripe products. Depending on where it is in the kiln actual colors may vary between cream and white with some grayish hue. Another characteristic to old fashioned hand turned pottery.
 
Stoneware may also be personalized for $12 using the drop down box option at the top of the page. In the comment section at checkout please leave us the name that you would like added, or e-mail it to us. Personalized names and messages will be hand painted.
 
The example of the Vietnamese crock pictured was ordered as a wild flower color and then personalized with the Vietnamese saying. The same as the brown barn picture example personalized with the family name. If you select just the colors such as the wild flower or brown barn it will not have the writing on it unless you also upgrade to have it personalized as well.
 
The water bottle dispenser may be used with either a plastic or glass 5 gal plastic water bottle. See the note below on how to make an easy glass bottle protector ring from clear tubing.
 
Water bottle dispenser measures 9-1/4” wide on the bottom, 7-1/4” at the top and stands 10-1/4” tall. Actual weight is 14 lbs but ships dimensional weight.
 
Standard blue stripe is usually ready to ship within 2 weeks. Because these are so popular stock is sometimes limited and may take 3-4 weeks to ship. Most of the colors including white and personalized items are custom made per order and may take 4-6 weeks to ship.
 
Stoneware Pottery is U.S.A made in Texas by a small family owned and operated pottery company, which has been making quality pottery for over 22 years. Each piece is hand turned by a master potter, hand painted or finished and then coated with a lead-free glaze.
 
Water spigot is also USA made in an ISO9000 certified factory. The spigot is NSF certified and made of Polypropylene - FDA Grade. It meets ASTM Standard D4101 specifications. Polypropylene has been determined to be a safer alternative to BPA polycarbonate and other plastic products. The spigot fits in a 3/4" hole and has 7/8" of the thread.
 
The spigot will not be installed to protect it during shipping. To install Insert the spigot with rubber washer bevels facing each side of the open hole. Place the spigot so that the handle top is pointing at 9 o’clock. Reach in and add the inside washer and nut. Hand tighten and then hold the nut while turning the outside spigot to 12 o’clock, or straight up. Add water up to and over the spigot inside. Place a napkin under the spigot and just under the front of the crock. Check for leaks over several hours. If leaking loosen the nut and turn the spigot to 6 o’clock and repeat the steps. Note: Over tightening will push the rubber washers to the side and may cause it to leak. Check the bottom for wetness over a period of days.
 
Because pottery is hand turned dimensions may vary slightly. Stoneware pottery may also develop small imperfections during the firing and glazing process. All food contact surfaces are inspected for such imperfections before shipping. The outside may have imperfections that add to the character of the stoneware.
 
Lids on stoneware pottery are made just like the old ones and then fired. In order to fire them, some of the bottom is left unglazed where they will sit in the kiln. This is so they do not stick during the process. The original lids were made the same as you can see on antique crocks and churns.  
 
Glass water bottle users; the old fashioned USA made water bottle crocks are still hand turned and do not have the standard measurements as the imported water bottle crocks. Plastic glass bottle protector rings sold online for the imported crocks will not fit these larger unique USA versions. We do have a solution to be able to still use a glass bottle on these USA dispensers. Click Here to read our blog on an alternative tube protective ring.
 
This is not an issue for those using the plastic water jugs as they do not need the protector ring. On the old style glass jugs, the plastic protector serves as a buffer to keep the glass and pottery glaze from scratching off into the water reservoir during water bottle changes. 
 
Microwave, Oven and Dishwasher Safe. The pottery is durable and functional for everyday use.  
 
We also carry the old fashioned water cooler crocks in 1-3 gallon sizes.  Click Here for more information.
 
A Note About Shipping Cost
 
Shipping fragile pottery has become challenging and expensive, especially when it is shipped to the East and West Coast. The item must be double boxed or shipped in an oversized box in order to protect the pottery when shipped, and unfortunately, carriers determine their rates based on the overall dimensions of the box. These rates are based “Dimensional Box Weight” instead of the actual product weight. The shop must also cover the cost for all the extra boxes and packing material so an additional $5 is built into the overall shipping 
 
We don’t feel that it is fair to those living in the Midwest to "pad" the product price to cover shipping to all areas and then make it seem like we are offering free or discounted shipping. Therefore, please understand why we are charging the shipping that we charge. We try to keep prices as low as possible but we also want your new pottery to arrive safely. 
 
A Note About Moisture
 
You will want to keep your water crock on a non-porous surface or use a barrier when placed on wooden stands or furniture.
For many reasons, moisture or dampness may develop underneath the crock from water running down the sides from filling, a leaking spigot, or from sweating caused by temperature variances in the liquids being used. A barrier such as a large plate, clear plexiglass, clear plastic flower pot protectors or a ceramic tile square may help prevent potential moisture damage to wooden furniture tops. 
 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Highly Recommend Water Bottle Dispensing Crock!
I just received our water crock today. I promptly rinsed, assembled and filled it! I am so very pleased and impressed with its design and quality. I looked all over locally for an American made crock, but to no avail. I am so pleased to have found it here--and I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked. I am so grateful for businesses who stock American-made goods. You have a loyal customer; for future purchases I'll check Cottage Craftworks first! Thank you! Review by Amy / (Posted on 9/3/2016)
The very nicest most unique and american water crock you can buy
I had hunted around for a USA made water crock and found this place, and I ordered a custom painted one and now I have a family heirloom. We are so happy with it and proud to show it off. The painting of the flowers on the front is beautiful. It was packaged very securely, double boxed with packing peanuts. It came much sooner than expected given that it was a custom hand-painted order. It's much prettier than we expected too. This is the water crock I believe you're looking for. I heard the imported ones may contain lead. It's such a deal because it only costs a little bit more and it's a hand made domestic product. Every time I get water out of it I feel so glad we ordered it, and especially glad we had our names painted on it. Someday I may upgrade the spout it came with because the spout it doesn't lock in the up position so you have to hold it, but that's no biggie at all. I wish everyone shopping for a water crock to discover this beautiful alternative to the mass produced water crocks most people have. Review by Kasie / (Posted on 7/12/2016)
Beyond beautiful!
The crock is absolutely stunning!! We couldn’t be happier! What beautiful craftsmanship, and the hand painted art & hand written wording are just gorgeous. Thank you for adding another piece of beautiful art that will make our vacation home even more of a happy place. I didn't think it could be prettier in person than in the picture but it is. I just know it will be a show stopper and conversation piece. Many thanks! Review by Jaynie / (Posted on 4/19/2016)
Water Bottle Dispensing Crock
We love our new crock! It's beautiful, and tubing worked perfectly with our glass water bottles. Thank you once again.

Samuel and Christine
Texas
Review by none / (Posted on 1/22/2016)

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