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Pottery Casserole Garden

Sometimes pots are beautiful but flawed. If you can't accept loss it's really hard to be a potter because it happens a lot. It seems that the better we get at our craft the more pots we reject. It has to do with knowing that they aren't perfect enough to present to our customers. But sometimes it's still hard to part with some of these pots.

What to do with these seconds that we still love?
Plant them!

Pottery Seconds in the Garden - Lori Buff
Casserole Garden
I planted these pots into the side of the hill by my studio then planted some draught tolerant, colorful, and hardy plants into them. The hope is that some of the plants will spill out of the casseroles turned planters and fill in the soil surrounding the pots.

Patience, it will happen with time.
Do you do anything creative with your seconds?

Comments

  1. OH that is so pretty and so clever! I don't have seconds, and my thirds I whiz out into the woods...an ongoing future archaeology project ;)

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  2. Your casserole garden is super. I always imagine succulents in pottery.

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    1. Thanks Linda, succulents are great in pottery because of low water and space needs.

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  3. we have pots scattered throughout our gardens too!

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    1. I'm sure they look beautiful there too Michele.

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  4. They look so pretty in the garden. I use them for planters and cache pots. My favorite thing though is to use them for containers for forcing bulb .

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    1. Thanks Suzi, I had not thought about using them for forcing bulbs. What a great idea.

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  5. What a great and beautiful garden idea! Those casseroles look wonderful full of plants and flowers!

    Sometimes I break my seconds and use the pieces for mosaic projects (especially the raku where the colors came out lovely but the pot didn't survive the reduction). :)

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    1. Thanks Julia. I'll bet your mosaics are gorgeous.

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  6. ah, the pot garden..... there are many of those around here. I have a problem keeping the customers out of mine.
    They will dig it out,covered with dirt,carry it in the shop and ask me how much...sigh- if it is out in the dirt it is mine.
    Some days a hammer works wonders.

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