This handmade ceramic planter is intended for ease of use to help beautify your desk, shelves, and windowsills. This planter was hand thrown on a potter’s wheel in my Easthampton, Massachusetts studio. The combination of the warm white stoneware with the vibrant surface design brings a simple, modern look that stands out in any home. And if you’re not much of a greenthumb, this pot can also be used as a catch-all organizer on a countertop or desk.
Drainage and plant care: The planter does not have drainage holes. To help guard against overwatering, first pour gravel or pebbles into the bottom of the planter, before adding soil.
Process: Each piece begins as white stoneware clay. First, the clay is thrown by hand on the potter’s wheel, forming the shape. Following a bisque firing in the kiln, the piece is hand-decorated using a combination of hand-drawn underglaze transfer and slip-painting. Then this planter was hand-glazed on the interior with a clear glaze and fired once more in the kiln to make the finished product. The exterior of this planter is left unglazed, with a matte, slightly rough surface texture.
Note: Plant not included. Minor imperfections, variations, and quirks are part of the unique, one-of-a-kind nature of using handmade items.