Ready To Launch

This is the final edit that hit an interesting detour in the form of "Mother Nature's Fireworks". From far, these plants seem dead, but up close we see intelligent life in the fine details of the construction. Each seed pod is attached to the finest web of silky tendrils that will allow it to float … Continue reading Ready To Launch

Transformations With Life #10 – Reimagined Office Garden

Above is the original bowl. It was sitting uncomfortably in a display case among others in my ceramic series called Paper Bowls. About a week ago my lovely wife came home with some plants from her office that had been damaged by the cleaning lady and she asked me to replant them into some dull … Continue reading Transformations With Life #10 – Reimagined Office Garden

Transformations with Life #9 – The Reaching Pot

I wasn't sure if I wanted to repurpose this small tea bowl. It was very nicely done, comfortable in the hand, and with a beautiful blue crackle glaze. This early pot got very close to some of the early Korean pots I was inspired by. When I added this little indoor hanging plant, I wasn't … Continue reading Transformations with Life #9 – The Reaching Pot

Transformations with Life #8 – The Forest Floor

After planting the four maple seedlings I added some garden moss to keep the soil moist and then I put it in the sun. A few days later other plants started to grow. It looks very much like the floor of the forest with the trees high about and tons of life struggling fort a … Continue reading Transformations with Life #8 – The Forest Floor

Transformations With Life #7 – The Barber’s Story

One of only a few remaining of my long face vessels, this one was originally meant to be a prototype for s beer stein. At that time, I had yet discovered the versatility of porcelain, so this earthenware is thick and weighty. Still, it fits nicely in the hand and could have been used as … Continue reading Transformations With Life #7 – The Barber’s Story

Transformations With Life #6 – Summer Flowers

Please take note that there are two different pots shown here. I planted a flower from my garden that returns every year. I've always known them as snapdragons. The become a bright orange-pink and look like a cross between a crocus and bird of paradise. The goblets they are now living in were from a … Continue reading Transformations With Life #6 – Summer Flowers

Transformations With Life #5 – Purely Canadian Bonsai

Elevating my electric-fired, Raku-style tea bowls has been and continues to be loads of fun. Part of it is the fun of finding suitable small trees that could possibly become bonsais. In this case, I found a small maple tree, about 30cm high and with massive leaves. I made the choice to think outside the … Continue reading Transformations With Life #5 – Purely Canadian Bonsai

Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

All the fussing and tending is starting to pay off. For years I've been trimming old plants and hoping the flowers would come back. Adding new shrubs and praying for them to grow like the pictures that inspired me to pick them. Well, here are a few of my early successes and it's still Spring. The New … Continue reading Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)