Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Don't Kiss This Frog
If you are a princess looking for a prince, don't kiss this frog or you'll be sorry. These frogs are for flower arranging, like flower bricks or flower blocks. The wire frog above is the favorite in my collection. This frog looks like a flower head, so unique. I'm sure someone wrapped the wire by hand to the base. Once I've relocated, I'd like to make some ceramic frogs. If you are a clay artist, have you made any ceramic frogs, flower bricks or flower blocks?
The frogs above are lead weighted pin frogs. The weighted frog is set in the bottom of a vase and the flower stem is pierced with the pin so it will stand upright in a preferred position. The heaviness of the frog's lead weighted base balances the weight of the flowers in the arrangement.
Here are some pot metal frogs. These metal frogs are also set in the bottom of the vase and the flower stem is inserted into the holes to hold it in place in the flower arrangement. I also have some lead crystal frogs, but they didn't photograph well and I didn't have time to fiddle with the lighting before packing them. In case you'd like to know more about flower frogs, here is a link to a flower frog newsletter.
Up next I was going to show you a couple of teapots, but instead I'll be taking you on a detour to Baja, Mexico. What do you think? Sound good?