However I do love making ceramics for the garden. Planters are a great favourite and I continue to experiment with shapes and surface decoration.
|Umbellifer planter with sea glass (~25cm diameter)|
This planter sold nearly as soon as it was out of the kiln! About to start making some more.
|Spiral planter with sea glass (~25cm diameter)|
This planter also has sea glass around the rim, but hard to see in this photo; I changed the plant to a smaller one before selling the planter.
|Paua shell garden stone (~25cm diameter)|
This 'garden stone' was again made using the flecked stoneware clay. This time I had great fun carving in my paua shell design (spirals yet again!), these were highlighted using cobalt oxide.
|Ceramic flowers on copper stems|
Previously I have made calla lilies on copper stems, I have now progressed to these 'poppies' (poppies do not need to be red). Quite a few of these are now 'growing' in gardens around the country, even as far north as Scotland!