Transformations with Life #24: “Outgrowing”

This one has a slightly different kind of ivy... this ivy sometimes grows up; sometimes down; sometimes just outward. The green seems to contrast beautifully with the brown pot. The pot is from a series made in terracotta clay, fired at cone 6 (which is why they were no longer really red. This clay body … Continue reading Transformations with Life #24: “Outgrowing”

Transformations with life #23: “Creeping Forward”

The creeping vine lend us the name for this transformation. I'm still trying to figure out why all but a few of these survive transplanting. The pot is from a series made in terracotta clay, fired at cone 6 (which is why they were no longer really red. This clay body is meant for a … Continue reading Transformations with life #23: “Creeping Forward”

Transformations with Life #21: “Cactus Coming up for Air”

I've had an aversion to using ball cactus, mainly due to the fact I feel they don't really grow or change shape. I found this little thorny guy and felt he has more personality than his brothers, so I had to use him. He sat in many different pots, before I accepted to leave him … Continue reading Transformations with Life #21: “Cactus Coming up for Air”

The Little Piano Table

Originally posted on Found - The Repurposed Design Company Have ever told you before how much I enjoy salvaging furniture? This little fellow was lost under a pile of broken Ikea shelves when I found him. I thought art was just some small bench or couch-side table. Imagine my surprise when I could open it … Continue reading The Little Piano Table

Transformations with Life #20 (Mother Nature’s Love of Art)

Originally designed as champagne flutes for a Brazilian-Canadian fusion restaurant here in Montreal. The restaurant never got off the ground, but the dozen different prototypes sold like hotcakes. I kept one in storage and only recently discovered it while looking for perfect vessels in my transformation series. The addition of the plant seems to remove … Continue reading Transformations with Life #20 (Mother Nature’s Love of Art)

A Very Successful Salvaging – The Wardrobe

Take a little time hunting through my "Repurposed" posts on The New Renaissance Mindset and you'll find an ambitious project I started last summer. I salvaged this old rundown cabinet that was tossed in the garbage. It was in a pitiful state and I di in fact take pity on it. I dragged it home in … Continue reading A Very Successful Salvaging – The Wardrobe

Transformations with Life #19 (Loving Embrace)

This little bud vase has been left unattended and unloved for far too long. All its brothers and sisters were sold many years ago and I heard her cry for attention. Perfect timing for the transformation series. A small creeping vine circles the vase in its loving embrace. Keeping it safe and warm. Hopefully, in … Continue reading Transformations with Life #19 (Loving Embrace)

Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re in this Together)

Leave pieces out long enough and Mother Nature starts to add her own touches everything you make. I was inspired by some pieces I made for my dad's garden, that slowly started to crack, get covered with mosses, and become homes for all sorts of plants and wildlife. These never went into the garden, much … Continue reading Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re in this Together)

Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

Leave pieces out long enough and Mother Nature starts to add her own touches everything you make. I was inspired by some pieces I made for my dad's garden, that slowly started to crack, get covered with mosses, and become homes for all sorts of plants and wildlife. These never went into the garden, much … Continue reading Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

Transformations with Life #17 (Time to Grow Up)

I had a different plant in this small tea cup, but it died in a big downpour. I needed something that might fill the pot and work in a well lit place. This pair of hugging cacti fit the bill. The pinch pot made with a stoneware clay body and decorated with various stains before … Continue reading Transformations with Life #17 (Time to Grow Up)