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
Basket with Double Handle
This pot is made from porcelain clay that has been extruded. It was fired in a wood kiln.