Most of the forms I make with the idea that they will be used to hold food of one kind or another or flowers. It is really fun to arrange food in a ceramic dish or flowers in a special container. I enjoy the contrasts and similarities of color, texture, and shape as the fruits, vegetables, food, and flowers are displayed. I hope that others enjoy my pots in this way too.
Table Arrangement at the Gallery at La Cigale
Striped Plate with Plums
Striped Platter with Elderberries.
Sushi on a Platter
Tomatoes, Garlic, and Rosemary on a Platter
Small Dish with Plums
Ceramic dish with Carrots.
My Pots with Flowers
My ceramic work lends itself very nicely to flower arranging. I took an online course from Bennington College this past winter called, Learning Japanese Culture and Aesthetics Through Ikebana. I like the idea of creating a little universe to bring inside to enjoy. The seasons seem to pass very quickly and a flower arrangement captures the beauty for just a bit longer.
First Friday at the Gallery at La Cigale
Pinch Pot with October bike ride flowers
Pinch Pot with collection from bike ride
Raku Pinch Pot with collection from bike ride
Basket with Double Handle
This pot is made from porcelain clay that has been extruded. It was fired in a wood kiln.