Transformations with Life #25: “Reaching Out”

The more I look at it, the more the green really contrasts beautifully with the brown pot. Again a slightly different type of ivy... it's in the coloration of the leaves. it might have been my imagination, but it felt like this one started growing as soon as it was transplanted to this pot. I'm … Continue reading Transformations with Life #25: “Reaching Out”

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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 #22: “Southwest”

I grabbed this little cactus as soon as I saw it. it's filled with character! It feels like it's standing up and saying: "hey, I'm over here!" The pot is a stoneware clay, cone 6 electric fired, finished with underglaze, engines, stains, iron infused slip, and clear glaze. After painting on the brown underglaze on … Continue reading Transformations with Life #22: “Southwest”

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”

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)

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 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 #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 #16 (Raku and Living Eucalyptus)

I made this abstract vessel many years ago and I've never published a picture of, I think. I was in a dark place when I made it and didn't really like it at first. It has moved around with me and gradually has found itself in more visible places. I recently had it in a … Continue reading Transformations with Life #16 (Raku and Living Eucalyptus)

Sunset Time

I am simply fascinated by this plant. The intricately interwoven filaments that form a nearly perfect sphere are gorgeous. I zoomed in and focused on the sphere itself, contrasting out the greenery behind it. The final effect was that it appeared as if the setting sun was illuminating it. I fond it beautiful! For more … Continue reading Sunset Time