Concrete Planters

Hand Cast & Finished


A series of handmade concrete pots that were made with different types of moulds. Inspired by origami and geometric patterns, I was inspired to start exploring concrete pots by Concrete Jungles. She creates beautifully simple geometric pots that go through perfectly with little succulents and cacti.

My creations inspired by origami, geometry and nature are shown below, I hope to create more reusable moulds in the future out of silicone to be able to produce repeatable shapes. Most of the moulds I have cast with have been sacrificial. Click the images to enlarge.

 - Thick card was folded into the desired pattern and then fastened to a base and reinforced with hot glue. A plastic pot with draft creates the hollow in the pot.

 - The concrete was mixed with Plaster of Paris. This sets the mixture fast but allows the pot to be chiselled into its final form before it sets completely after a day.

 - The final pot needed a lot of finishing, and I plan to create another mould by casting silicone around a solid pot form to create a reusable mould.

 - Thick card was folded into the desired pattern and reinforced with hot glue. A plastic pot with draft creates the hollow in the pot.

 - The concrete was a mix of cement, coarse sand and Plaster of Paris. The print on the inside of the mould was transferred during casting.

 - The final object. A colourant was mixed with the concrete which gives the pot a warmer feel. I may explore the accidental print transfer further.

 - A foam core mould was wrapped in cling film to decrease the evaporation of water from the mould whilst the concrete was curing.

 - A drainage hole was created using a pen. This already had a draft and helped when removing the casting from the mould.

 - I cut the mould in half to create a split line down the middle of the pot even though it is a sacrificial mould. I enjoy the way this alludes to its manufacture.