2. Red Terra Cotta

 - Cotswold Pastry Pot

These are pots from my Spring collection, all made in my Wisconsin studio.  They're available now, but in limited quantities.

 Most of us know "red clay" from common, machine made flower pots found in any garden center.  Red terra cotta has traditionally been the workhorse material for common flower pots, but I've been playing around with a traditional red terra cotta clay to make some more ornamented shapes.

These terra cotta pots have been fired to almost 2000 degrees, making them very durable, and able to give many years of service.  They will be resistant to frost, but like all flowerpots, they need to be protected from a hard freeze in which water in the root ball turns to ice, expanding and cracking the pot.

 

Cotswold Pastry Pot  - Cotswold Pastry Pot

The crimped pastry roping on this pot is inspired by English flowerpots from the Cotswold region.

As I throw this form, I work enough clay to the middle to make a generous bead that can be formed into crimped pastry roping. With a few deft movements of my fingers while the wheel is still spinning slowly, I can transform the simple clay bead into crimped pastry detail, that will play nicely against the color and form of your planting.

    Description Price Quantity  
#6 Cotswold Pastry Pot, Full , approximately 9'' outside top diameter x 8'' tall $44.00
#12 Cotswold Pastry Pot, Full , approximately 11'' outside top diameter x 10'' tall $70.00

Dentil Rim Full Pot  - Dentil Rim Full Pot

The dentil motif on this piecrusted rim is inspired by some of the flower pots made by Cornish potters who immigrated to Wisconsin in the 1840's.

The proportion of this pot is referred to as a "Full Pot", with the diameter and height being about equal.

    Description Price Quantity  
#6 Dentil Rim Full Pot, approximately 9" top diameter x 7" tall $44.00

Dentil Rim Half Pot  - Dentil Rim Half Pot

The dentil motif on this piecrusted rim is inspired by some of the flower pots made by Cornish potters who immigrated to Wisconsin in the 1840's.

The proportion of this pot is referred to as a "Half Pot", with the height being about half of the diameter.

    Description Price Quantity  
#6 Dentil Rim Half Pot, approximately 10.5" top diameter x 5.75" tall $44.00

Double Piecrust Rim Full Pot  - Double Piecrust Rim Full Pot

This ornamented rim is inspired by the Cornish potters of southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois, who made similar pots in the 1850's

    Description Price Quantity  
#6 Double Piecrust Rim Full Pot, approximately 9" top diameter x 7" tall $42.00

Spiral Rim  - Spiral Rim

This pot has the classic proportions of a 19th century English flower pot, but I've angled the rim a bit, and added a spiral texture with a roulette tool.

    Description Price Quantity  
#6 Spiral Rim Full Pot, approximately 8" top diameter x 7" tall $44.00