Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumns acorns

My home, located in Northern California is surrounded by oak trees, Quercus kelloggii.
These deciduous oaks have inspired my sculptural art work from the front entry mosaic path that I installed 10 years ago to the hand sculpted ceramic nuts that I scatter throughout the garden.

Leaf patterns in the path :
From Pina Colada


Ceramic acorns:
High fire porcelain , cone 10 , celadon and texas red glaze
From Ceramic Studio


Sonora White stoneware, cone 10, celadon and rubbed black oxide
From Ceramic Studio


From Ceramic Studio


Sonora White stoneware, cone 10, various glazes and oxides.
From Ceramic Studio


Sonora White stoneware, cone 6, underglazes
From Ceramic Studio


Sonora White stoneware cone 6 , cobolt blue glaze and an underglaze.
Acorn is set in an Agave attenuatta.
From Ceramic Studio


Sonora White stoneware, Raku firing. I can’t remember the glazes and my notebook is out of range.
From Ceramic Studio


Porcelain clay body, cone 6 firing, underglazes with a clear high sheen overglaze
glaze was air brushed.
Acorn sitting in a patch of Ajuga and Acorus grass.
From Ceramic Studio

4 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous!! Love your mosaic and acorns!
Fall is in the air, eh?

Tara Dillard said...

Wow, the acorns are Georgia O'Keeffe in 3-D. Beautiful photography too.

Perfect how they, Just Touch the foliage.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

phrago said...

Michelle, these are so lovely when planted up with Succulents. You really should consider producing these for the market. Or, you could use them as a signature for you exquisite installations... Patrick

Anonymous said...

God grief!
"Georgia O'keefe in 3-d"?!?
Just say it- Those acorns have vaginas!