|Sipping Tea with the One I Love, Fragrant Steam Curling Around Fresh Blossoms|
|Tea Set 1: Timid Blossoms (Can you see them?)|
|Tea Set #2: Tumbling Blossoms|
|Floral Refreshment; Service for Four|
|Fresh Blossoms for the Kitchen|
The last pedestal is away from the front window, by itself.
|Where Flowers Come From|
This is the blurb I have accompanying the work:
I studied ceramics in college, working both on and off the wheel. Nearly ten years after graduating, I still adore how slow, thoughtful hand building complements the fast pace of throwing. It is a joy to create these floral pieces: first, I throw the utilitarian shapes on the wheel, then while I wait for them to dry I form the flowers and carefully attach them. For each piece, I imagine I am creating an arrangement in a vase. Some blossoms are poised upward, soaking in the sun; others face forward confidently; my favorite ones are floating lazily, perhaps caught in a breeze, snagged just before they fall to the ground.