ISSUE 77  |  Summerhouse

Design Sleuth: Colorful Concrete Planters by Mary Martha Collins

June 17, 2013 5:15 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Admired in an SF urban garden by landscape architect Scott Lewis: a cheery red concrete planter by Mary Martha Collins, a California-based artist who specializes in vibrantly hued concrete vessels (planters and fountains) for the garden. Collins casts her planters using fiberglass molds and then adds layers of pigment mixed with concrete. To see more of her work and for ordering information, go to Mary Martha Collins.

Above: A Mary Martha Collins planter adds a dash of red to this SF garden by Scott Lewis.

Above: A vibrant red planter holds a crop of kale.

Above: A selection of pots at Collins’ studio.

Above: An indigo planter in another Scott Lewis garden.