Living in a 17th century Kentish cottage surrounded by their rambling garden overflowing with roses and the peacefulness of the hills and valley beyond, Mary and Nigel Chapman have the ideal setting in which to create their pots.
The inspiration behind the garden pots, mainly classical in shape and design, comes primarily from the Mediterranean cultures of Ancient Greece. They are also very practical and functional, being carefully designed to hold a great variety of plants - from ornamental trees to flowering shrubs, grasses and pot plants. The warm, toasted finish to the pots enables them to look good and comfortable against stone, brick, flint or slate. Pots emerging from flower borders can be a charming feature in garden landscapes. They also can look equally attractive in any interior or park, any terrace, balcony or patio.
Stoneware clay is used which makes the pots exceptionally strong and impervious to frost and they can be left outside during winter months. For people with gardens large or small, inside or out, in fact for anyone who loves plants, do plan a visit to Hode Pottery.
There is also a modest range of blue and white glazed domestic ware and hand-modeled work. Advice, if needed, is happily given on all aspects of pot planting.