When I met the potter Julie Crosby a few years ago, I fell in love with her work and began collecting bowls, plates, and my favorites: various kitchen urns that I use to hold my organic fruits and vegetables. Her work is cherished not only in my, but in so many kitchens around the world.
It made sense to Julie to incorporate the beauty of greenery with handmade pots. We think these pots can enhance the daily living experience, and love that they can be used over and over and can be switched from one plant to another. We also love that clients can keep the pot and possibly even pass them on to future generations, and that the story of them being handmade and purchased through a special partnership can be shared. They feel beautiful for any room in the home, and I’m thinking that with a few of mine, I will try my hand at growing some seasonal edible greens indoors.
I love the idea of bringing the garden inside and creating a more natural home that is in tune with nature. Enjoying fresh green living things all year is so great for the mind and spirit, as well as the air we breathe. It’s fun to use these pots and their leafy inhabitants as sculptures that add a touch of color. Since my favorites are the exotic and graceful orchids that represent love, luxury, beauty and strength and add a rare and delicate beauty to any space, Julie considered orchids as she made the pots. She researched different types of orchids, deciding to make a pot that did not detract from flower, but gave it a foundation for the flower to grow upward. Orchid roots are strong, so she wanted the container to reflect this more than just a glazed flower pot. The rock in the earth brings and earthiness to the planting. Julie loved creating these pots, and says she would love to make more. I simply can’t wait to get these inspired and gorgeous objects into the homes of my clients.