Today I finally took some decent shots of the ceramic pots I created for our wedding. Each table at the reception had one of these beauties at the centre, I simply loved creating them. First up we’ve got the star pot, this pot incorporates part of our story into it with stars carved out and inlaid with sand from Muriwai beach. This beautiful pot now houses my woolly thyme, I’m not sure I could part with it.
This next handmade ceramic pot has a pratia on the loose, growing out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. A gorgeous planter that was thrown with a dish attached and just a peppering of Muriwai sand. I love the salt and pepper look of this piece, it really softens the pot and makes it into an item you love to hold. The base dish of the pot is thrown at the same time as the main pot, I’ve put a tutorial video below for anyone who wants to see how this is done. I simply love that rouge tendril of pratia trying to escape.
This pot wears embedded sand like a designer suit, while delicate strands of the native Pratia spill over the edges. This would look stunning on a high shelf with the plant’s leaves cascading down. Since I can’t seem to find much information about growing pratia online, I’m going to try this little guy inside and see how he does. Being a plant that loves low light, I’m hoping he will thrive indoors.
Another one of my favourites, this pot’s orange blush works perfectly with the vivid greens of the thyme. Accented with a handmade snail stamp that I sometimes use in my work. I add sand to my work at the throwing stage instead of wedging it into the clay. This means that the sand is only on the surface and can be scraped off when I go in to trim the foot of the pot. This pot is a good example of this where the sand abruptly ends as the foot of the pot begins.
This pot is another good example of the sand being scraped back and is another one of my favourites. I just love its stumpy little feet. And yes, that is more thyme growing out of this pot, it has to be my favourite plant.