Gorgeous sculptural ceramics by Philip Simmonds

Cirque vase by Philip Simmonds Philip Simmonds normally exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and it was there that I first became familiar with his work.   His pots are inspired by the architecture of Italy and the Cotswolds.

Festival sway vase by Philip Simmonds

Philip's inspiration for the colours and textures come from the Cornish coastline and clear, calm waters.

Majestic vase by Philip Simmonds

Each pot is handmade by Philip so there are subtle variances in colour and shape which bring life and individuality to each piece that he makes.   All his pots are made to order which gives complete flexibility and choice for the client.

Courtyard urn by Philip Simmonds

Cotswold blue vase by Philip Simmonds

Pots and urns make wonderful focal points in the garden, at the end of pathway or across a lawn.  Focal points lure you out into the garden, make you want to explore and get up close.

Flute Metro by Philip Simmonds

I think Philip's pots are elegant and beautiful.  They have a classical feel to them which makes them great for both formal and informal gardens.  I can imagine one placed amongst the planting of an English cottage garden setting, but they would also work in a city courtyard garden as a centre piece.

English blue vase by Philip Simmonds

Look how wonderful the vase below looks in a woodland setting.

Tall Bluegreen urn by Philip Simmonds

Philip also makes pots with inscriptions and you can see examples of these on his website, along with pictures of the rest of his pieces.

 

Images: Philip Simmonds