We had the same neighbors for 40 years. When they recently moved to New York, they asked if I would like this ceramic plant pot for my garden. Our children all grew up together and this container was made by their oldest daughter in her high school ceramics class. It meant something to my neighbor, but was one of those things that had to be left behind, as often happens when people move. The plant pot was empty when I received it, and I thought that my new purple lantana would go well in it. I really like the purple contrasted with the black and white.
After seeing my recent post, Lantana in a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, my old neighbor asked me to peek over the fence and see if the lantana was still growing in their yard. I did peek, and was happy to tell her it was. I hope she sees this post and knows I’m taking good care of this special gift.
On March 9th, I showed an African Violet pot that I was making in my ceramics class. In the photo above you can see the finished project sporting my newest African Violet. Below is a photo of the same African Violet in its original green plastic pot. It’s the standard pot that most African Violets are sold in.
This is an African Violet pot that I made last year. I painted it to look like a strawberry. I’ve started working on a third pot, in class and I’ll paint it next week, once I’ve decided on the colors. My goal is to have a brightly colored pot for each one of my African Violets. It will keep me busy for quite awhile, but I love the look of the colorful flowers and cheery pots sitting on my kitchen windowsill.
Here is the ceramic gravy boat I made for the Red Project in my slip casting class.
I took this photo of the gravy boat in its green ware state, before the first firing. Below you see the process of painting the bisqued piece after the first firing.
The finished gravy boat from a slightly different angle.
My ceramic turtle ready for Christmas. She was also part of the Red Project. Notice her lips and toe nails.I smile every time I see her, and hope she brings a smile to your face too. If you would like to learn more about ceramics and slip casting, please refer to my past post,Two Slip Casting Projects.