French Glazed Terra Cotta Garland Urn
This French glazed terra cotta garland urn on a base is the work of Corinne Spies, master potter from the St Jean de Fos region. The vases are made in molds,to which Corinne then applies her distinctive designs – all sculpted by hand. The vases are fired in her workshop using glazes that she mixes herself. Finally she applies a gentle antique patina. A natural resin finish provides added protection to the glaze.
St Jean de Fos, a small village where the river Herault emerges from its gorge, boasted over 70 artisan potters in its heyday during the 18th century, and today the community of potters continue to make some the most beautiful traditional vases in the mediterranean region.
These glazed pots are ivory/white. Although they have been fired to very high temperatures, and are sealed with a resin finish inside and out for added protection, they should be brought in under cover in freezing winter weather. This is a very lovely mid-size hand made French pot.
measures 17″ in diameter at the top x 10.5″ square at the bottom x 22″ in height 41lbs