Green. We all know green. And blue and honey-hued. Even red. But these new colors are just begging for description. How about “the color of an early morning Spring sky”? Or “the color of the Pacific Ocean as it meets the sky on a Summer evening”. There’s also “moody sky before a rainfall”. As you have learned while reading past posts, we have recently received a container of the exquisite pottery from Anduze, France and walking through Eye of the Day MANY times during each day, each of us has moments to stop and take in the pallette of colors pulled from nature. The green of a cool forest, the blue in a child’s painting of the ocean, the honey of a field of wheat and the ivory of a butter-rich cream. The red of Marilyn Monroe’s lips?
Anyway… the colors are just the introduction to the story. The pottery results from a popular legend that an Anduze potter attended a fair in 1610 and fell in love with a Medici vase. Inspired, he created the first Anduze planter, combining Italian exuberance depicted by the garland decoration and the austerity of the Cevennes region of France shown in the stocky, practical build of the planter. There is no design style that would not embrace the Anduze Vase. The shape and style (not to mention the colors) are timeless. Eye of the Day is the place to find your little corner of French history, your piece of French pottery.