The Hand Thrown Critter Pot is from the American Terracotta Collection designed by top American talent and handmade in Impruneta. The American Collection marries the highest standards in American style and European quality. These beautiful pots are handmade in the original molds. Each work is expertly finished by today’s brilliant craftsmen using fine tools and requiring enormous skill and patience. These planters are distinguished by its clean lines. The exquisite handmade beauty is unsurpassable, an Heirloom.
“I consider my own gardens — where a clay pot is never less important than what’s planted in it — when I was asked to design a pot for the ‘American Collection.’ I draw a basic Long Tom. It grows into a Longer Tom with a thin rolled edge at the top. And another roll at the base, for balance. I doodle wispy vines. They will be incised above and below the rims. I doodle some friendly critters, homage to my coworkers in the gardens that we share. They are hand-throwing the pots that I designed, these artisans of Impruneta who don’t speak any English. My Italian couldn’t be worse. Yet, positioning Abbie’s critters with the flying ones on top and the crawlers on the bottom, that was their interpretation. We’re talking the same language, the language of the garden.”
-- Abbie Zabar.
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