Sunday, July 15, 2012

origami pots

cheerful eggs
How to distinguish hard-boiled eggs and, perhaps, to surprise refrigerator visitors.
log with mushroom
Spied on a hike, a single mushroom that looks like a magnolia blossom.
just like a flower, right?
but, clearly, a mushroom
The very next day it was completely collapsed.
origami pots waiting for decoration
I'm working on a new series of hand-built pots made by cutting and folding slabs of clay. I make them by cutting a slab into a circle, square, or rectangle, then making little slashes in the edge (three or four, depending on the shape I'm after) and then folding up the sides (+ score, slip, press, smooth). Do you want to see how? I'll document the whole process if anyone asks...
compost bucket for the chickens
Our compost bucket was looking especially pretty after a kitchen session making roasted sweet potatoes, kale chips, and watermelon.

I really liked The Hare With the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal; here is a link to his netsuke collection, so wonderful, especially when you know a bit of their history.


  1. Oh yes please! Origami pots look great, I'd love to see you making them - especially how you fix corners together. Fab fungi!

  2. Hi Barb,

    I'm a bit shy about commenting, sorry, but I'm a fan. I am teaching my niece and we would both love your tutorial.
    They look so soft. And remind me of Petra Reynolds.

    And I love your work, especially the plates based on Japanese textiles. Thanks for all your sharing!

  3. I'd be happy to show how these are done.
    I'm in decorating/glazing/firing mode right now, so as soon as I circle back to these, I will take photos and post them up here.
    Thank you all for commenting (I'm shy too).


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