Hypertufa is a lightweight substitute for concrete, meant to imitate the feel of tufa, a light volcanic rock. There are various recipes for hypertufa, and most commonly it is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite and peat moss and/or sand. Pots, sculptures, and virtually any nonstructural items that can be made with concrete can also be made with hypertufa.
pots work especially well with cacti and succulents, but
any plant that can grow in commercially made pots will be
fine. Just keep in mind that hypertufa is somewhat
porous, so the soil will dry out more quickly than in a
plastic or glazed ceramic pot. Here are is a
representational sample of my work (not all of these pots
are still available for sale). If you are interested
in purchasing pots, please contact me to see
what is currently available or to discuss a special order.
A large planter painted with natural stone spray paint.
This pot was cast in a woven basket, and painted to give a natural stone appearance.
This rustic looking planter was cast in a cardboard box lined with plastic.
Pots can be painted a variety of colors to give them a smoother, dramatic appearance. The smaller square pots are about 4 1/2 " wide.
For more natural, subdued colors, a concrete colorant can be added to the mix. (See pots in back row.)
Decorative stones can be added to accentuate the color of the pot and give it a more finished look.
Brightly colored pots make a statement and catch the eye.
Cast in a plastic bowl, this pot is 11" across.
This one was cast in a wooden mold, with tapered sides
Pots can be made virtually any size. This one is 18" long.
This large, traditional style pot was made using an inner and an outer wooden mold.
This planter was cast in a plastic pot purchased at a 99 cent store.
Another planter formed in a cardboard box lined with plastic. This one is about 6" square.
Hanging Succulent Garden
If you have questions about these pots, or are interested in purchasing them, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org