Summer Green


Zanesville "Norwalk" Matte Green Arts & Crafts Bowl with Botanical Bas Relief (LEO Design)


I love being surrounded by green!  Indoors, outdoors—I find the color relaxing, soothing and so full of life.  So it's no surprise that I began building a nice collection of matte green Arts & Crafts pottery as soon as I opened the store in 1995.  Interestingly, one of the first pieces I sold (my first week) was a gigantic matte green jardiniere.  I have never seen another piece so large (at any price).  And I learned an important lesson about marking prices on "statement pieces."

The piece above, made by Zanesville around 1910, is finished in a restful matte green glaze.  A simple bas relief botanical motif surrounds the bowl—which is perfect for forcing paper whites or collecting pinecones, wine corks or felt coasters.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248