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 #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 #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

Transformations With Life #4 – Little Trees

I have all these little maple trees growing all over my yard. At first I wasn't sure what to do with them. Now I have a few ideas. Always fascinated with Bonsais, I thought I could possibly do my own with a Canadian twist. Taking some of my electric-fired, Raku-styled tea bowls and using them … Continue reading Transformations With Life #4 – Little Trees

Transformations with Life #3: Creeping Donavan

This pitiful succulent was laying half out of its plastic pot when I found it in the hardware store garden centre. It needed some love. I wasn't sure it would to survive being transplanted, much less be able to stand being formed and bent with wire. I gently added fresh earth around it and placed … Continue reading Transformations with Life #3: Creeping Donavan

Transformations With Life #2: The Potted Pixie

This simple succulent is elevated and transformed, as is the small tea bowl, now reborn as a planter. The pot now lives into a second life with purpose as the home of this baby plant. Something about how she stands in the pot, full of mischief and reaching to get out and conquer the world, … Continue reading Transformations With Life #2: The Potted Pixie