Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Rickety and Rustic Carts
These carts were prototypes for what I envisioned as a roadside cart which might display flowers. When I made the first one the upright pieces fell out of the frame during the bisque and I was disappointed. Judy said I should go ahead and glaze fire it and I'm glad I did; thanks Judy. Now I've come to embrace these rickety and rustic carts and want to make more. Gary said the first one looks like a circus cage and the lion broke out.
The wood frames are worn and wheels are splayed from carrying heavy loads of flowers, flower pots, or perhaps vegetables from a truck farm. They're carts which have seen a lot of use by the small farmers trying to make a living off the land the best they can. I'm working on what I'll be putting in these carts deciding what would look best. I hate to cover them up though, maybe they'll stay empty for the imagination to fill them. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
© Linda Starr