When I think of the inspiration for Potted, I can actually trace it back to one store, Wells. Because in Scott Wells’ amazing store I found a collection of pavers with tile set into them that I could not stop thinking about and so it set Mary and I off on a quest to figure out how we could make them (but more on that in another post). Here I would just like to share how awesome Wells Tile is.
Started in 1992, Scott began as just another antiques dealer in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. But his interest in tiles increased when he stumbled on a large collection of antique tiles.
Realizing there were very few people with any real expertise in the field, he began a love affair with the tiles that continues to this day. He is a dedicated conservationist and stays busy educating the public about the worth, beauty, and historical value of antique tiles. Throughout the years he has been an advisor and contributor to many national and local institutions, including California Heritage Museum and The Tile Heritage Foundation.
A collection of Hillside Pottery.
Another piece of Hillside Pottery that reminds me of the pavers that originally inspired me.
My beloved vintage Bauer Pottery.
Old California statuary.
Vintage Bauer on iron hangers.
Vintage Architectural Pottery…yes, there’s something for everyone.
The tile is amazing. The vintage pottery is amazing. The inlaid tables are amazing. Go there to be inspired. We were.
Wells Tile & Antiques.