31 March 2011

The Cracked Pot

Large pots like this one outside a house in Gorbio are expensive. When they break, they get mended. Look how cleverly this pot has been mended with wire. Of course water falls through fairly easily so it's necessary to choose a plant that does well in dry soil.

'Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one' ~ E.B.White


Les grands pots tel celui-ci qui se trouve à l'extérieur d'une maison de Gorbio sont chers. Quand ils cassent, on les répare. Regardez comment ce pot a été habilement consolidé avec du fil. Bien sûr, l'eau passe à travers assez facilement de sorte qu'il est nécessaire de choisir une plante qui ne pousse bien que dans un sol sec.

«On trouve plus souvent le Génie dans un pot fêlé que dans un pot intact» ~ E.B.White


  1. It is a very clever repair. The pot reminds me of one I saw in a recent pottery exhibit. This one works splendidly with the airy plant.

  2. It looks so warm and inviting... I'd love to keep it company for a while.

  3. Glad they saved the pot. That is our problem here in Minnesota. Cold winter freezes the wet dirt shattering the large clay pots.

  4. hmm...must try this next time my pots break.

  5. I'm curious how they put the holes in the pot without further damage! :-)

    crack-pot is a term for silly people is the person who repaired the cracked pot a crack-pot? :-) Thank you, Jilly for the opportunity for me to be a silly crack-pot.

    Ken B.

  6. This is a great idea!

  7. I love old things that have been mended. If I could live my life over again I would value these things more than shiny new replacements.

    I do the same thing with my pots, by the way. Well, I don't use wire, but I do glue them.


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