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June 4, 2005

Lunaform Pots


Artisan–potters Phid Lawless and Dan Farrenkopf mix 300 to 1,500 pounds of concrete daily in their studios in coastal Maine.


They then create exquisite pots which, when cured, are given various finishes and colors.


The studio is now in its 13th year but remains relatively unknown.


Half of its customers are designers who work with Lunaform to create customized forms and colors to go with specific landscape projects.


A Lunaform pot begins with the application of fresh concrete
to an inner mold; the pot is then given its shape by turning it against a fixed template that forms the exterior.

The pot is then built up in successive layers, with reinforcing lattices of steel.


Such work does not come cheap.

Pots are available in 12 colors and 4 textures.


They range in price from $175 for the Small Tulip (just above) to $3,900 for the 1,400–pound Dozzina (just below).


Crating and shipping add another 25%.

The pots are fully frost–proof.


Orders usually require 3–4 months to fill.

[via Adrian Higgins and the Washington Post]

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I'm interested in a Lunaform pot with top. There was one featured in Horticulture magazine that I loved. Any ideas?

Posted by: Carol Duarte | Jul 12, 2007 12:38:44 PM

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