Guy Wolff for Seibert & Rice
Because of my long time friendship with Mara Seibert and Lenore Rice and because all roads in historic gardens lead back to Italy, I was estatic to design a line of larger pots to be made by these shops in the best Italian clay near Florence.
G Wolff & Co: White Pots
I needed to find a great American shop that could take on the huge appetite for my work at Smith & Hawken. My old friend Peter Wakefield Jackson who has had a long time interest in American historical pots was looking for work for his potters and the partnership fit perfectly. His shop in Wisconsin made the white pots that say G Wolff & Co till 2006. He has now trained a group of throwers in China to take on this line of pots.
G Wolff & Co: Red Pots with Stains
This is the group of potters most close to my heart. Directly after hurricane Mitch in the fall of 1998, Peter Wakefield Jackson and I flew down to Honduras to work with a pottery Peter had helped to develop. The potters took to the traditional methods given me by the great shops I had visited in Great Britain in the 70's. It seems all those architectural laws and traditional methods almost lost in interest in Britain, had a chance for new life in the hills of Honduras. As the years have gone by these potters have gotten better and better. There is a group of women at this shop who take the finished pots and rub stain on them to get the colored finishes that have made these pots so popular.Next >