This whimsical ceramic garden totem is loaded with colorful polka-dots and stripes. A heavy duty cactus at the base has real metal carpet tacks fired into the clay, plus a combination of striped and polka-dot globes, large double green leaves, a very large realistic native Rainbow Trout and a Pinecone topper.
These original ceramic Totems are hand-built from low-fire clay using slab construction. They are fired to a bisque temperature, then glazed and fired again to a colorful waterproof finish that will not fade in sunlight. For the most part they are weatherproof, with the exception of hail. I have several that have been outside in my garden for more than 3 years, “planted” under a huge pine tree. While they have been buried under snow & rain, I’m sure that the tree has sheltered them from the hail. **that said, I would recommend bringing them inside for in-climate seasons relative to your area.
They are sold and shipped unassembled -- as a set of pieces that you can display in a variety of settings, center rod is not included, available at most home improvement or hardware stores.
Outdoor installation -- drive a section re-bar or tomato stake deep into the ground and stack the pieces (you can stack them the way that I have in the photo or make your own arrangement)
Indoor (or patio) installation -- the pots that I used for the display photos are filled with concrete around a garden-variety tomato stake (easily obtained from any home improvement store)
$395 includes shipping