Stoneware Orchid Cachepot with Butterfly Design
This creamy white orchid cachepot with its matching plate is made for growing orchids. Decorative air holes are cut into the carved monarch butterflies decorating the orchid pot to allow the increased airflow that orchids love. Air holes are also cut into the bottom of the pot that is raised above the plate to keep your orchid out of the water that collects in the plate. The foot of the pot is notched where it sits in the plate to allow air to circulate beneath the pot. This pot is sized so that a standard 4" plastic pot will fit inside if you do not wish to transplant the orchid. The next to last photo shows the pot with a plastic liner inside.
Orchid Pot dimensions:
5"h x 5.75"w x 5.75"d
Interior at base: 3.75" diameter
1"h x 5.75"w x5.75"d
This pot can also be used as a luminary to hold a contained tea light or candle if you use a candle in its own container as the bottom has holes. Wax will drip onto the plate if the candle is not contained. Similarly, it can also be used to decoratively hold a small houseplant by leaving the houseplant in a clay or plastic pot to keep the dirt from escaping the decorative carving.
Terry Parker is the artist behind Loma Prieta Pottery. Every piece of pottery is created by hand with great attention paid to detail to make each piece of pottery function well and be enjoyable for you to use.
Each piece is created on a potter's wheel or hand built out of stoneware or porcelain. It is high fired in a gas kiln to 2340°F.