4. Wakefield Handmade, Slate, Made in Honduras

 - Aix Orchid Pots

I designed the Wakefield Handmade line for the wholesale market and it is sold and distributed to retail stores by Napa Home & Garden.  

My designs are a blend of styles I've been doing for years in my own studio, with tidbits of inspiration from 19th century pots from England and America.

I'm working with an extremely talented group of potters in Honduras to make the large volume of production needed to supply stores all over the U.S.  These are the same guys I introduced my friend Guy Wolff to in 1998, and who made a large part of the Guy Wolff wholesale line for Smith & Hawken from 1998 to 2006. 

These pots are sturdy terra cotta, hand thrown on the potter's wheel, one at a time.  After firing, each is finished in a proprietary slate grey wash.  These are well suited for indoor or outdoor use, but should be taken inside before the weather dips below freezing.

All items in the Wakefield Handmade line have drainage holes. 


Aix Orchid Pots  - Aix Orchid Pots

Inspired by the colorfully glazed pottery of Provence, these are the first glazed orchid pots to be offered as part of the Guy Wolff Guild Collection.

Each one is handthrown on the potters wheel by potters of the Guy Wolff Guild.

    Description Price Quantity  
Guy Wolff Aix Orchid Pots, Nested Set of 2,

8" X 8" X 5", 6" X 6" X 3.5"


Anduze Manchette  - Anduze Manchette

The Anduze form is one of the most recognizable from the French pottery tradition. The form is said to have originated in the 17th century, with inspiration taken from elegant Medici urns, and blended with the more austere forms of the Cevennes region. Traditionally, Anduze pots were designed to hold orange or lemon trees in the estate gardens in southern France.

For my version of the Anduze, I added ornamentation to the rim, which might have also been found on 19th century flowerpots from Wisconsin. (The term "manchette", a French term for a cuff or sleeve, refers to the ruffled rim, which adds elegant ornamentation).The term "manchette", a French term for a cuff or sleeve, refers to the ruffled rim, which adds elegant ornamentation.

    Description Price Quantity  
Anduze Manchette, Slate Grey Finish, 11.75" top diameter x 14.75" tall $145.00

Anduze Pots  - Anduze Pots

Inspired by the classic urns of the Anduze region in the south of France, the Wakefield Anduze pots feature a simple rim, and ornamented pedestal.

The taller profile of the Anduze pot makes it perfect for amaryllis, narcissus or other bulbs with long tap roots.

    Description Price Quantity  
Anduze Pot, Small, 6.75" diameter X 7.5" tall, Set of 4, $29.25 each pot. $117.00
Anduze Pot, Medium, 7.75" diameter X 8.5" tall, Set of 2, $36.00 each pot. $72.00
Anduze Pot, Large, 9.5" diameter X 11" tall, Set of 2, $53.00 each pot. $106.00

Barnsley Bowl  - Barnsley Bowl

Generously proportioned bowl, perfect for simple plantings of geranium or begonias. The larger size also has sufficient diameter to hold a mixed planting.

    Description Price Quantity  
Barnsley Bowl, Small, 10" top diameter X 6" tall, Set of 2, $33.75 each pot. $67.50
Barnsley Bowl, Large, 12.5" top diameter X 8.25" tall. $74.00

Durham Pot  - Durham Pot

Inspired by the architecture of Durham Cathedral, these pots have a beautiful arched profile and are ornamented with beading under the rim and above the base.

    Description Price Quantity  
Durham Pot, Small, 6.75" top diameter X 7.25" tall, Set of 4, $29.25 each pot. $117.00
Durham Pot, Large, 10.25" top diameter X 10.25" tall, Set of 2, $54.00 each pot. $108.00

London Rim Bulb Pan  - London Rim Bulb Pan

This is one of my favorite bowl shapes. It's topped off with a squared rim, reminiscent of pots made in 16th century London.

Butter colored transparent glaze is highlighted with copper green brushstrokes on the body of the pot.

    Description Price Quantity  
#4 London Rim Bulb Pan. 9" top diameter X 5" tall Regular Price $40.00
Sale!  $24.00

Oldham Pots  - Oldham Pots

Classic profile, with three lines of beaded ornamentation.

    Description Price Quantity  
Oldham Pot, Small, 7.75" top diameter X 6.75" tall, Set of 4, $29.25 each pot. $117.00
Oldham Pot, Medium, 9.25" top diameter X 7.75" tall, Set of 2, $36.00 each pot. $72.00
Oldham Pot, Large, 10.5" top diameter X 9.75" tall, Set of 2, $52,00 each pot. $104.00

Rockdale Pedestal Bowl  - Rockdale Pedestal Bowl

Elegant rounded form with bead ornamented pedestal base.

    Description Price Quantity  
Rockdale Pedestal Bowl, Small, 4.25" top diameter X 3.5" tall, Set of 6, $13.50 each pot. $81.00
Rockdale Pedestal Bowl, Medium, 8.75" top diameter X 6.25" tall, Set of 4, $27.00 each pot. $108.00
Rockdale Pedestal Bowl, Large, 10" top diameter X 7.25" tall, Set of 2, $33.75 each pot. $67.50

Whitburn Pot  - Whitburn Pot

The Whitburn pot features a proportion generous enough to hold a 5" plastic grower's pot, but for best results, plant directly.

Ornamentation at the rim and pedestal with a dentil motif gives this form a simple elegance.

    Description Price Quantity  
Whitburn Pot, 8" top diameter X 7.75" tall, Set of 2, $36.00 each pot. $72.00

Wrenthorpe Pancheon  - Wrenthorpe Pancheon

Low profile bowl, perfect for grasses, succulents or multiple plantings.

    Description Price Quantity  
Wrenthorpe Pancheon, set of 2, 11" top diameter X 4.75" tall, $36 each pot. $72.00