Digging Deeper: Made By Hand—Ceramist Christopher Spitzmiller's Garden and Art

Digging Deeper: Made By Hand—Ceramist Christopher Spitzmiller's Garden and Art

Sat, Sep 22, 2018
2:00 PM

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.


Clove Brook Farm
857 North Clove Road
Millbrook, NY

Date and time
Saturday, September 22, 2018
2 p.m.
All events are rain or shine. 

Registration: This Digging Deeper is now sold out. 

Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $7 value. Clove Brook Farm will be open to general Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.


  • Clove Brook Farm – Christopher Spitzmiller
    Clove Brook Farm – Christopher Spitzmiller

    The garden at Clove Brook Farm was designed by P. Allen Smith in collaboration with potter Christopher Spitzmiller in 2014. It was design to compliment the 1830’s Greek Revival farm house...

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