Skip to product information
1 of 5

Iaso Cretan Terracotta Planter

Iaso Cretan Terracotta Planter

Regular price £55.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £55.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

The Iaso Cretan terracotta pot is a fun, small Mediterranean planter - perfect for growing your favourite herbs and bee attracting Perennials.

All of our clay pots are individually hand-thrown then fired in a kiln over 3 days at temperatures reaching around 1200 Celsius. This intense process results in a versatile clay pot with a durable reputation, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use.


The Iaso features totally smooth sides just finished off with a horizontal line just below the rim. Though not a large pot, it still has the signature Cretan look. Planted up it's light enough to be moved around, so perfect for the greenhouse. 
Hand-made and frost hardy to -20°C. Read more about the process below.

35 x 30cm

Materials

The beauty of Cretan Pots is that each pot is entirely hand-thrown from clay only found on the island of Crete.

Once fired, due to the unique mineral content, some pots arrive more pale whilst others are more orange.

We recommend that you use each picture as a guide. However, don't get too caught up on colour - it won't take long for your pots to soften & weather as they are exposed to the elements.

Dimensions

Each pot is hand-thrown on a wheel - no easy task! Due to this ancient method of making pots, there are minor variations in exact size and form, so we recommend you use the dimensions above as a guide. We will always do our best to make the best matched pairs/groups for you.

Care Instructions

At Tom's Yard we choose to import clay pots made from the best materials that are put through extensive firing processes, tried and tested by our Potteries for many years.

All of our clay pots are made to be left outside and enjoyed for 365 days of the year.

With that being said, there are simple steps you should take to ensure the longevity of your pots and also the health of your plants.

Winter

If prolonged or sudden, harsh freezing conditions are forecasted, we recommend wrapping your pots in bubble plastic or fleece; this should prevent the earth from freezing solid (and avoid the risk of splitting the pot) and at the same time protect any plants growing in them; a frozen pot will kill off a plant far easier that if it were growing in the ground.

Following the steps below will go a long way to mitigating harmful effects to your plants and will ensure that your pots last for years to come.

Drainage

Drainage holes are vital if a pot is going outside. If not already in the pot, unless specified, we always drill holes before a pot leaves the Yard. Every so often check that the holes have not become clogged up, otherwise water could be retained within the pot, leading to root-rot, or the risk of damage to the pot during freezing conditions.

Although not always necessary, you can raise your pot off the ground to assist with drainage. Flat stones, tiles, wooden batons, plastic matting or terracotta feet are ideal.

Planting

If you are using the pot for planting, put a good layer of gravel and broken crocks at the bottom. This prevents the holes from getting clogged up with soil and aids drainage. Top up with a suitable compost/soil blend depending on the plants.

If the pot is enclosed with a narrow neck we advise that you avoid permanent planting or have a removable plastic pot within the terracotta pot. Otherwise the roots will grow into the ‘belly’ of the pot making the plant extremely difficult to remove.

Even in straight pots, do be aware of garden favourites such as Agapanthus and Phormium. These plants produce very strong roots than can split a pot. It's far better to grab a hori-hori and to split the plant.

Sitting

Never stand your pot on bare earth. Being porous, the bottom few inches will soak up the moisture, frost playing on permanently wet terracotta may not be in the best long-term interests of the pot. Instead sit it on feet raised on a paving slab or dig a circle lined with metal edging and fill it with gravel.

Shipping

Click here to read our delivery policy.

Spend over £500 for free England & Wales pallet delivery.

A standard kerbside pallet is charged from £40. Depending on the pots you are looking at - more than one pot may be able to fit on one pallet. In this case, get in touch to discuss your order.

Personal delivery is charged at £1 + VAT per mile (one way only). Thomas typically covers most areas within a 2hr radius from the Yard.

For orders of multiple pots on a nationwide basis, most Clients prefer to opt for a more personal courier service as opposed to a pallet service. This tends to work out more economical than sending multiple pallets, is more time specific, and means you don't have the added waste to dispose of.

View full details

Testimonials

Chloe

I bought two Cretan pots for my sister's 40th birthday present, with only a week's notice. Tom was incredibly helpful - made a huge effort to get the pots safely to her on time - and even called to follow up and check on their safe arrival. The pots themselves are beautiful - my sister is delighted. I cannot recommend Tom's Yard highly enough - great products and flawless customer service!

Darrell

John

Jayne

I met Tom a month ago when I bought 2 beehive pots. I was so impressed with the product and his knowledge I visited his yard today. I bought 5 pots - and am so pleased with them. I will definitely go back to buy more.
His yard is amazing and I would recommend a visit- you will not be disappointed.

Need Help?

Looking at something you love but have some questions? Specific information not answered in the description, delivery quote required or seek further images? Pop Thomas an email and he'll follow up at the very soonest.

You may also like

Quick links

Contact

sales@tomsyard.co.uk

Ash Farm, Much Birch, Hereford, HR2 8HP

07557 902675

VAT Registered

Extras

2023 Herefordshire Business Awards; Retailer of The Year (Finalist)

2023 BUILD Home & Garden Awards; 'Most Community Minded Retailer' (Winner)

2022 Nationwide Start-Up Series; Midlands B2C (Finalist)

Make sure you don't miss out on articles and exciting updates. We will NEVER spam you with boring sales emails.

Email

Payment methods

© 2023,Tom's YardPowered by Shopify

Antique Cretan Terracotta Pithoi 1

  • Tom's Yard Storage

Subscribe!

Darrell

I purchased an Olive Tree and a Tuscan Planter from Tom's Yard. The items were delivered by Tom and he planted the tree for me and positioned the pot. I'm very pleased with both items and they look stunning in my garden. Tom also gave me advice on how to care for the Tree. I would highly recommend Tom, he's a very nice chap and a true professional. I will buy from him again.

John

Jayne

I met Tom a month ago when I bought 2 beehive pots. I was so impressed with the product and his knowledge I visited his yard today. I bought 5 pots - and am so pleased with them. I will definitely go back to buy more.
His yard is amazing and I would recommend a visit- you will not be disappointed.

Need Help?

Looking at something you love but have some questions? Specific information not answered in the description, delivery quote required or seek further images? Pop Thomas an email and he'll follow up at the very soonest.

You may also like

Quick links

Contact

sales@tomsyard.co.uk

Ash Farm, Much Birch, Hereford, HR2 8HP

07557 902675

VAT Registered

Extras

2023 Herefordshire Business Awards; Retailer of The Year (Finalist)

2023 BUILD Home & Garden Awards; 'Most Community Minded Retailer' (Winner)

2022 Nationwide Start-Up Series; Midlands B2C (Finalist)

Make sure you don't miss out on articles and exciting updates. We will NEVER spam you with boring sales emails.

Email

Payment methods

© 2023,Tom's YardPowered by Shopify

Antique Cretan Terracotta Pithoi 1

  • Tom's Yard Storage

Subscribe!

John

Bought a beautiful Pot from Tom and had excellent service. If you want lovely pots for your garden this is the place to go. Very good value, excellent advice and great communications. The pots are stunning and Tom has a wide variety to choose from. Highly recommended.

Jayne

I met Tom a month ago when I bought 2 beehive pots. I was so impressed with the product and his knowledge I visited his yard today. I bought 5 pots - and am so pleased with them. I will definitely go back to buy more.
His yard is amazing and I would recommend a visit- you will not be disappointed.

Need Help?

Looking at something you love but have some questions? Specific information not answered in the description, delivery quote required or seek further images? Pop Thomas an email and he'll follow up at the very soonest.

You may also like

Quick links

Contact

sales@tomsyard.co.uk

Ash Farm, Much Birch, Hereford, HR2 8HP

07557 902675

VAT Registered

Extras

2023 Herefordshire Business Awards; Retailer of The Year (Finalist)

2023 BUILD Home & Garden Awards; 'Most Community Minded Retailer' (Winner)

2022 Nationwide Start-Up Series; Midlands B2C (Finalist)

Make sure you don't miss out on articles and exciting updates. We will NEVER spam you with boring sales emails.

Email

Payment methods

© 2023,Tom's YardPowered by Shopify

Antique Cretan Terracotta Pithoi 1

  • Tom's Yard Storage

Subscribe!

Jayne

I met Tom a month ago when I bought 2 beehive pots. I was so impressed with the product and his knowledge I visited his yard today. I bought 5 pots - and am so pleased with them. I will definitely go back to buy more.
His yard is amazing and I would recommend a visit- you will not be disappointed.

Need Help?

Looking at something you love but have some questions? Specific information not answered in the description, delivery quote required or seek further images? Pop Thomas an email and he'll follow up at the very soonest.