Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vase with a frog lid- my new design

Is there anything more compelling than the tight buds you have watched that have burst open overnight? Do you fill with happiness to find a fresh bouquet on the table? I love this, And it takes at least 20 minutes to get an arrangement right, and I’ve rarely started my day early. I like floral blocks because they hold the large heavy bloom upright but you can’t reuse them so it seems wasteful. I took an old idea- the flower frog- a lid with holes that lets you separate and position flowers. I made it low, because that tall pitcher of flowers makes it hard to see across the table. After several tries, here is my perfect vase! I made each arrangement in just a few minutes!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Art from nature

Sometimes I see something – a storm approaching, a bloom opening, the colors or textures of sunlit water – and want to capture it in a pottery design. Moe often, I work intuitively until something feels right, and later see a flower, field or brook that I noticed has flowed freely and effortlessly into my ceramics.

flower bowl insp  flower bowl detail

Flower bowl at Lee Wolfe Pottery

turquoise wave lg rustic bowl 2

Urban Rustic bowl from Lee Wolfe Pottery