The Gardens at Willow Tree Pottery

Scarecrow and armillary.


Potters have been gardening as long as they have been making pots. In fact, before the Industrial Revolution, potters often devoted themselves to agriculture in the summer and made pots in the winter. I am not a farmer, but I do like to garden. In the summer I crowd the deck with my pots, tuck pots here and there in the borders, hang clay bells from the branches, and place bird baths here and there. These are informal, country gardens with plants spilling over one another.

The second weekend of June, we particiapte in the Art and Garden Tour, and invite you to visit. You can wander the gardens, visit the studio and kiln shed, and relax. Barbara Katz, Grectchen Geromin, and Lauren Merlo will be here in the gardens with me with their art.

back garden
A stone bench and sphere made of vines.
morning glories
Mom’s morning glories
Here’s a look at the gardens this past year. Some successes. Some fallen trees!

Read More

You might want to take a look at my books on gardening and pottery. A Garden Miscellany, Clay, and Guy Wolff Master Potter in the Garden are in libraries, in bookstores and available here on my website.