It was very exciting the other day to find that select pieces from concrete artist Richard Taylor are now being offered exclusively through Pottery Barn! All the pieces bear his name and Pottery Barn has done a terrific job of crediting his talent in their descriptions:
"After years of experimentation, English artist Richard Taylor perfected the difficult craft of mold making. His artistry allows him to create original pieces that showcase his great skill and eye for detail. Made from his original molds with details that are hand carved by Richard, our planters feature two rounded handles and a decorative double ridge."

The Handled Planters above are available in 4 sizes, ranging from $12 - $99.
Fluted Urn - $14
Leaf Planters - available in 2 sizes, $16 - 29.
and this very cute bird on a metal stick for $6.

Although it says Richard's pieces are available online and in the catalog, at my local Pottery Barn (Arlington-Clarendon) they had a nice selection of the Handled Planters and the Fluted Urn. The finish and texture are great and the aged look sets these pieces apart.

In honor of Richard's work being carried by Pottery Barn, I'm having a giveaway. The winner will have a choice of the Fluted Urn or a small Handled Planter or Leaf Pot. Just leave a comment by Monday night 9 pm Eastern.

*UPDATE* - Jean of the blog Downsizing in San Francisco is the winner. Congrats Jean!