"We were able to do our best design when we could control a complete landscape and then decorate it, as well as the house." -Henry Greene, 1953
California artist Janet Ontko has recreated the Greene & Greene designed planters located around the exterior of the house. Each clay form is handmade using century-old techniques. Available in two styles: glazed and non-glazed, both are kiln fired and vary slightly in design and appearance. Each piece is unique in nature.
This listing is for the green-glazed planter.
Also available in a non-glazed option here.
Made to hold a 6" pot; measures approx 6"x7.5"
Sharing from our friends over at Ephraim Pottery:
William Morris, the 19th c. British founder of the Arts & Craft Movement, famously wrote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
The Arts & Craft Movements’ ethos of a return to hand-crafted objects in the face of increasing industrialization is an idea that has resonated with our studio since day one. If anything, handmade objects have taken on even more importance to us over the years as we ask ourselves:
- Are we missing something as we pivot to a largely digital world?
- Is an over-abundance of things with unknown origins fundamentally unsatisfying?
- How is making pottery by hand a worthwhile endeavor when ever easier methods exist?
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