The story behind my new Wildflower Vessels

For a few months I’ve been working on some new pieces of work inspired by British wildflowers.

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These have been fired in my wood/soda kiln. The decoration has been inspired from poppies growing everywhere where there is an opportunity.

You find them in gardens, on wast-grounds in the city, in fields. Red, yellow and orange.

Poppies fascinates me, there  they are one morning ,gone by evening, next day many more opens up and they stand there, looking so fragile, and add their colours to the environment.

The kiln, my soda/wood kiln has undergone a change in that my previous wood fired kiln had come to its end of its life and I pulled it down.It was replaced with an old, unused electric kiln converted into another wood/soda kiln.

I have as yet only fired it once, and I shall have to make a few changes to it, but I did get some good results.

In the photo my son ,Troels is helping me installing the kiln,

 

 

 

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Garden Ceramics at the RHS Spring Plant Show

The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair –16-17 February 2016

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday 16 & 17 February I will be at the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair in Vincent Square, London. I will be showing a selection of my handmade garden ceramics, which includes small birdbaths and planters for outdoors.

The larger ceramic planters are ideal for bulbs and other plants which require a deep pot.  The smaller planters are suitable for trailing plants and succulents.

My small birdbaths are handmade in stoneware and can be a focal point in any garden.

I have started making porcelain tiles, I shall bring some of them along as well. The tiles can be used to add interest around the house.

All pieces will be available for sale. I hope to see you there.