American Made Since 2010

Ricky Giacco

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
NativeCast eco-chic containers are not just about plants. Instead, they are about transforming the atmosphere of a room, garden, or even a house.

Tell us about your business.

As an avid container gardener, I saw an opportunity to modernize garden planters by combining light-weight, green concrete with sleek design. When I founded NativeCast in 2010, I didn’t want to use wasteful resin or plastic. I created my own recipe for a light-weight concrete made with sand, pine needles, recycled concrete and other locally sourced materials. Our vision with NativeCast is to expand beyond the limitations of traditional concrete and design lighter vessels, but with a similar aesthetic appeal of the old world concrete urns. I view my planters as small scale pieces of architecture, in which I manipulate common building materials to create unique textures. If properly cared for, your NativeCast products can take on a life of their own, playing host to beautiful lichens and mosses. They will weather and age with a beautiful richness-- much like classic concrete urns from centuries past. NativeCast’s concrete wares are crafted to last for many years.

What makes your business stand out?

NativeCast planters are durable, functional pieces of art inspired by organic materials and shapes. Through simplification of form, line and color, I transform common materials into useable art. One of my favorite pieces is cast from locally found wood. Each piece is designed and hand cast in my Chadds Ford, PA studio.

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    Aug. 31, 2015

    Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.

    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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