Loving Embrace (Transformations with Life #19)

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 time the vine will continue to wrap around and help her with her only challenge remaining; finding balance from toppling sideways.

Go back to her birthday in 2008. She is one of 27 vessels of varying sizes that got caught in a freak kiln accident. The survivors ended up with this caramel glaze, which started out as a variagated blue. The accident also seems to have fundamentally changed the colour of the clay body from white to terracotta, where the glaze touched it.

Dimensions: W – 2″ x H – 8″ x D – 2″

Price: $100 (plus shipping and handling, if applicable)

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Loving Embrace 1

Loving Embrace 2

Loving Embrace 3

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

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 less outdoors, but I felt they would make excellent additions to my transformations series.

Here’s another never vase I made in my last firing many years ago that went right into storage, because of a move. It is one of very few pieces I made with a hand-made glossy black glaze on a stoneware body.

Dimensions: W – 6″ x H – 9″ x D – 4″

Price: $250 (plus shipping & handling, if applicable)

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Time to Grow Up (Transformations with Life #17)

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 the firing, also has a lichen like surface made by rolling the wet clay in dry porcelain remains.

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Time To Grow Up

Raku and Living Eucalyptus (Transformations with Life #16)

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 certain lighting that made me just fall in love with it. When I started growing plants in some of my pieces, this one yelled across the house: “ME TOO!”

I’ve been wondering what to put in it. I had considered grape vines, a small pine tree, a. creeping cactus, then I found the eucalyptus you see in the picture. It seemed to need something to compliment it’s beautiful coloured leaves. It’s almost as if they called to each other.

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Raku and Living Eucalyptus

New Home for the Prickly Pear (Transformations with life #15

I’m frequently amazed at what I image when I look at cactus like these: I see buildings, I see people in a crowd, and I see balloons on strings. What I find is all smiles. I catch myself smiling at these little beauties. I catch myself talking to them like pets. I really get a kick out of them.

I placed this one in a small porcelain pinch pot I made a while back, Cone 6 electric fired and glazed with a light, brushed on coat of black glossy glaze. It just feels right.

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