It’s been hot and dry…so I’m thinking of water.
It’s summer, and they’re back on Vermont’s lakes and rivers – herons!
A late winter project – monumental vases! I spent the early months of 2012 making vases as large as the kiln would allow – a fun way to pass the coldest months.
The giant vase of grasses was followed this winter by the more giant vase of chickadees and owl – my attempt to capture an interaction witnessed in my own backyard between a napping barred owl and a daring flock of chickadees.
A vase of grasses – the first of the monumental vases I made in early 2012.
Following up on my recent chickadee theme – the tufted titmouse! A small group of titmice keep our chickadees company, so I had to carve some titmouse plates as well.
They’re everywhere around my house and in the woods – and absolutely the cheeriest of winter companions. So, this week…it’s chickadees!
This vase was hand-built in the shape of two overlapping cranes standing in a bed of tall grasses. It was sold before I measured it (oops!), but stood approximately 18 inches tall. The vase did have a name, however – a dear friend christened it “Tut Tut”.
“Clyde” is a crane, and my biggest vase of 2011 – he stands just over 23 inches tall.