Handmade Pottery

The California drought has really put an emphasis on the role that native desert flora can play in Los Angeles landscaping. Recently, we decided to add some small succulents to our patio, and created a few handmade clay pots to put them in.

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We used a self hardening clay, so there was no firing necessary. We don’t have a potter’s wheel, or anything like that, so the pieces have a certain roughness to them that we accentuated with the paint job.

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The dried pieces are not waterproof, but simply painting them creates a seal to solve that issue. We created different shapes for each of the little pots and painted them all a little different.

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The finished pieces feel right at home on our patio, and we’re excited to have new drought friendly plants to decorate with.

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One Comment on “Handmade Pottery”

  1. I bought some of the same clay you used and I want exactly to do what you did : make a few small pots for my cacti and succulents !


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