As part of the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program's Digging Deeper series: Master potter Christopher Spitzmiller is best known for his iconic ceramic lamps, which have adorned the Oval Office and commissions of top interior designers around the world. His work, which also includes tableware and ceramic accessories, draws inspiration from classical forms and traditional gem-like glazes. The same could be said for his extraordinary garden, Clove Brook Farm, where, “There are no beds of single flowers, because for me, gardening is all about the mix, juxtaposition and seasonal change.” This mixing of art forms dates to the earliest days of his career. Christopher was discovered by designer Albert Hadley when working as a summer artist in residence at Mecox Gardens in Southampton, driving his kiln back and forth from his studio near Dumbarton Oaks. When his myriad dahlias are in peak bloom, spend the afternoon with Christopher exploring design ideas in both his garden and the adjacent nineteenth-century Grange Hall, which has been converted to a pottery studio where artisans make his tableware and accessories by hand.
Registration is required and space is limited.
$30 Garden Conservancy members; $35 nonmembers
The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program staff
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