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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 4, 2018 9:40 PM CST
My name is Anthony, I am a ceramic artist. I make unique affordable planters.

All my pieces are handmade. Made from high quality materials. I use mostly porcelain. All the prices are glazed, will provide decades of use.

My membership to the forum is too new, I can't link my Etsy shop here. If you send me a message I'll send you a link. You can also do a search for PotteryDowntoEarth on Etsy, I'm the with all the unique planters!!

Finally a luxury home for your living art.

These just came out of the kiln today.

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2018 8:11 AM CST
Hi Anthony, Welcome!

I'll share the link to your etsy shop so that people can take a look:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pott...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 5, 2018 9:11 AM CST
Thanks!! You're awesome!
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 5, 2018 11:57 AM CST
Here are some of my favorites from the past

These are all sold...

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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 6, 2018 5:57 AM CST
My planters start at $19.95. I ship free Blinking through my Etsy store I ship to the US only . However, you can find me on eBay as well. Do a member search for antho-malat, I ship internationally with eBay.
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I make one at a time. No two are the same. If would would like more, I can do special orders as well.
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 19, 2018 7:54 PM CST
New additions!! Starting at $19.95 free shipping!
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http://etsy.me/2hH4ZD6
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Mar 20, 2018 4:47 AM CST
Hi, what are the dimensions of your small planters?
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 25, 2018 7:48 PM CST
bluegrassmom said:Hi, what are the dimensions of your small planters?


5 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" That is measured from the outside. You can take a little more the 1/4" for the inside dimensions. All the pots are wired with drainage screens. I have the avl with trays fused or separated.
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 15, 2018 8:34 PM CST
Couple of fresh out of the kiln
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All are available on my stores!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 15, 2018 8:40 PM CST
Beautiful pottery, Anthony. I'm glad you posted. You could also come join us on the Garden Art forum and show your pots. We hold down the commercialism there, but love to see any garden art, and your pots qualify.
https://garden.org/forums/view...
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Apr 16, 2018 10:18 AM CST
Glad to know of your shop!

It can be hard to find truly wonderful containers for bonsai or other lovelies like trailing african violets. Larger shallow containers seem especially hard to find, and they are great for little semps and other mini rock garden plants.

Do you know if your containers are frost-proof? That's even harder to find...
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 16, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Good question, Jill. I was also wondering.
Do you pour your own molds, Anthony, or buy the greenware and then glaze and fire?
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 16, 2018 11:31 AM CST
Thank you!! I enjoy the making process so much. Lol! I would not let anyone else do any step if I can help it!

I make all the pieces from handmade molds. I mostly use porcelain, from either Pennsylvania or George. Soon I am going to cast some finer pieces in English porcelain. I get the clay in dry form. I mix my own slip, what a learning process that was!! Cast my own plaster mold. I mostly slip cast. I do not use low fire, it seems too weak for my taste. I use only mid-fire(cone 6) for my pieces.

The last two photos in my last post are my newest are my newest sizes. Those I do a process called "press in". I take wet clay and, lol, press it in the mold!!

On my listings I state that "this, like any ceramic, will crack it frozen". The porcelain that I use has a water absorption rate of 1.7% when it's fully fired. Usually anything over 1% is bad and susceptible to breaking when frozen. Now, after all that being said, I have had many, many outside for years. None have broken yet, so I don't know! I live in Annapolis MD, zone 7a. We get snow and plenty ice here.

I have broken them in the freezer.

Let me know if that answers your questions!

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Here are some of pic I have of steps(I really don't take a lot of pictures, my hands are usually wrecked!!)

I am starting the mold for this planter tonight
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-Anthony
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 17, 2018 5:58 PM CST
Here is a few examples of my more organic work

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Apr 18, 2018 4:48 AM CST
So pretty, do you ever make round dishes? Pics please. Hurray!
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 18, 2018 5:08 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:So pretty, do you ever make round dishes? Pics please. Hurray!


I am currently in the process of making round herb pots.

Or are you asking about dishes? I do have a few cups currently. There's a tall and short tumbler, round wine tumbler and coffee mug

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Here's a few of my 10" octagon..one for you Clemson fans!!!


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I am planning to make round dishes soon.. I am thinking 11" round dinner plate and 6" round dessert plate..
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Apr 18, 2018 7:17 AM CST
No, I was thinking a large round dish for succulents.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus Cat Lover
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critterologist
Apr 18, 2018 7:23 AM CST
That 10" octagonal form would make a nice large shallow dish for succulents or larger bonsai if you added holes...

(Go, Duke!)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 18, 2018 7:31 AM CST
Ahhh!! Lol!

Sorry I am a little dense! Hilarious!

I have one in process currently making a special order for a customer. I'll send a couple pic of it when I'm done, it is going to be 14" round and 2" deep. That one should be perfect for succulent successes!! Here's some smaller ones of the style..
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The dark one is about 12" long.. the other is almost 10"
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Apr 18, 2018 7:37 AM CST
critterologist said:That 10" octagonal form would make a nice large shallow dish for succulents or larger bonsai if you added holes...

(Go, Duke!)


Humm... I think I'll make a couple with holes.... I love the shape it. I'll post them when they are ✅

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