Eye of the Day’s only “hand thrown” pottery is our Greek terra cotta, still being produced on a wheel without electricity, powered only by hand and foot, using the same clay body and production methods used in Greece for millennia. Eye of the Day recently received a forty foot container of Greek pottery in many sizes and shapes and its popularity has it FLYING out the door.
This beautiful buff colored traditional Greek pottery is very different in from the deep orange/red of Italian terra cotta pots. Many designers prefer this terracotta in their projects to compliment various styles within a garden or inside a home or business. Our whitewashed Greek terra cotta pots were recently shipped to the new Tommy Bahama store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
At Eye of the Day we often enhance and faux-finish the Greek pottery to suggest an antique look (of course, if you prefer authentic antique or old Greek oil jars, we have those, too). One of our favorite designers, landscape architect Puck Erickson of Arcadia Studio in Santa Barbara is responsible for one of our most popular faux finishes the “dirty it up” look. Several years ago she was getting ready to purchase Greek pots for a large garden design in Scottsdale, Arizona and said to us “I love the look, but it’s too new looking. Can’t you dirty it up?” So we did. On Saturday, May 11 we will conduct a free demonstration showing you how to age and beautify your Greek terra cotta. This opportunity is limited to the first twenty five people to email us and register for the demonstration. Be like Puck and make it happen, get the look you want.
Efxaristo (Thank you), from all of us at Eye of the Day.