claycreationsbydanies

My pottery creations on and off the wheel.


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Impulse and inspiration today

I have been thinking about making frogs and want to make native NZ ones instead of the classic shape i see.  I could probably find a picture on NZ Forest and Bird but there is so much more fun to it when you get to study them in person.

The impulse was that i went out for one thing, and came home with another thing, as you do. I don’t even have a pond,  but i came home with tadpoles……of course !

A bit of rush DIY pond making later, riverstones out of the garden, duckweed, some rainwater and my pottery and they have a home to transform in.

Update: well it is not as pretty one but after 3 tries i found a container that didn’t have holes for me to plug, so the tadpoles, baby fish and plants from the river can keep their water 🙂

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It’s all about the heart Ladies

These new ones came out of the pottery club kiln last week, I was hoping the overall colour wouldn’t be too overpowering and I like the pale green 🙂

These were sparked off by a workshop with Diane Parker.  We were making raku figures with an internal structure for strength. I stopped at the structure and added a heart growing in a plant pot instead.

It still feels like all the important, meaningful things are already there. A strong feminine form that doesn’t need all the cosmetic pretty bits and fru fru, just the heart that will continue to grow with the right conditions. It’s all about the heart.

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