Jul 20, 2015

Other people's pots and stuff

We do buy from other potters, actually I can't grasp how you can copy someone else's ceramics. It's just technically impossible. Someone else's hands, clay, glaze and firing, this combination is so unique each time, that I have trouble reproducing even my own creations. So when I see pottery I like, of course I buy it.
Plates by Martine and Claude NOREK:

Salt shakers in form of pears and tomatoes and dainty saucers by Jean-Marie DELAHAYE (Villaines-sous-Malicorne):

And a family of mugs by Marie-Paule VERPLANKEN:

Jul 19, 2015

Flowers of Loire.3

The dahlia maze of Chaumont. Must be the prettiest and the biggest dahlias I've ever seen.

Jul 14, 2015

Flowers of Loire.1

This weekend we went to the Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire. It was magnificent, as always. This year's theme was collection. A collection of clovers, a collection of 101 pelargoniums, including one that smelled of propolis, a collection of ferns, mosses, and the list went on and on.
Here is what I collected.
Fluffy white: