Daily Garden : The Potters Garden – Chicago, IL.

the pottery garden

Norbert White is a potter and, with his partner, he has created a garden haven at their Chicago home that showcases some of his lovely creations.  It is surprising to me that I love this garden so much.  My mother is a complete pottery nut….I have a hue collection of pottery pieces, none of which I have purchased for myself, and I have to admit to cringing at the arrival of another thing that doesn’t tend to be my style.  But this is so stylish and relaxed and I think I might be a pottery convert.

the potters garden chicago

The star piece (in my opinion) is the chandelier.  It is a three tiered pottery creation that is a beautiful focal point.

the pottery garden

Here is a closer look at this beautiful piece.

chandelier in the potters garden

chandelier in the potters garden

the pottery garden


Also a mosaic artist, Norbert created the wall fountain –  a small but pretty piece that fits perfectly with the rest of the setting.

wall fountain for chicapge terrace garden pottry mosaic

I am so inspired by gardeners and outdoor spaces that are an expression and extension of the creators and owners.  This potters garden is a brilliant example of making a space uniquely your own don’t you think?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Helen on October 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    This is just amazing pottery, love the hanging pieces! And of course, as a mosaic artist, I am in love with the fountain.

  2. Bairbre Matthews on March 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Love this combination of the artists craft and plant material, very inspiring

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