Sunday, August 15, 2010

Flower Bricks with Flowers

There are so many flowers in bloom right now in the yard that I spent some time placing flowers in some flower bricks I made a few years back.  I make a lot of pots and on occasion will pack and store several of those pots to revisit later.  So, with so many flowers in bloom I thought it might be a good time to unpack these pots and to take images of these vases with flowers.  The next time I show this work, I will have an image of how to use the vase for the potential collector or buyer.  I thought this would come in handy especially if the vase is being purchased as a gift.  I often forget how difficult it can be to visualize  how to use things.
The big white flower is from a hosta plant and the big green leaf is a hosta leaf.  The pink flower is from a rose of sharon tree. 

This vase has metal frogs inside to hold the flowers.

Critiquing work is always a part of aesthetic growth.  This black with pink blush combination is always a bit difficult to work with when choosing flowers.  I think it would have been better to leave the dots off the lid.  The flowers seem to be in competition with the dots although this wildflower can handle the competition.
This black and white flower brick is a new vase.  It was made earlier this year and glazed last week.  I do think this lid without the dots visually works much better.                                                                                    I really never tire of making vases.  There are unlimited shapes and glaze combinations to come up with.  No two vases are ever identical. Similar yes, identical, no. 
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

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