Handmade Ceramics and Garden Art
- Albuquerque, NM
Azulejo consisting of 25 tiles
Stoneware Earth Pot
Various kinds of functional and decorative pieces are available, including the following:
Each handmade functional sundial comes with instructions explaining its positioning and use. They come in a variety of styles, and each has a unique face. Sundials which trace the sun's path for a specific day of the year (birthday, anniversary, solstice, equinox, etc.) or a specific location may be commissioned. Traditional and not so traditional mottos also available.
A nontraditional variation of the ancient art of tile pictures, these azulejos may be used as architectural details or as one-of-a-kind picture puzzles.
Earth Pots are stoneware, which gives them several advantages over common clay flowerpots:
- Earth Pots conserve water. Since Earth Pots do not wick water through porous sides, more water is available for the plant and less water escapes into the air.
- Earth Pots make for healthier container plants. Because water is not drawn through its sides, the plant's roots grow into the center of the container instead of developing only along the container's sides. Roots are better protected from extreme temperatures, and plants can endure longer without wilting.
- Earth Pots give superior frost protection. Common clay pots absorb water, which shatters them during freezing weather. Nonporous stoneware Earth Pots are quite frost resistant.
Content copyright by Stuart Mills.