Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Crown for the Earth

Unfortunately I don't have time to fire a few pieces. I'd grown rather fond of the exuberance of this piece. Food for thought for future work. Now I'm thinking of this piece as a crown for the earth.

Here's the rest of the greenware, not enough for a full kiln load so they're offerings to the earth. They're piled up on my compost pile waiting for the next rain to go back to the earth. I wonder how long it will take for them to deteriorate. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I love the crown for the earth and am very sorry that time is not on your side (or on mine because I would love to have seen it after firing). Later.

    And I smiled at the return of the greenware to the earth. A version of ashes to ashes...

  2. Good idea to give them to the long to melt back might depend upon the amount of rain that comes. I'll say one thunderstorm or 4 little sprinkles.

  3. On Earth Day I tithed some greenware back to the Earth and wondered the same thing. We shall see but I suspect it will be quite a few rains.

  4. Looks like the perfect Earth Day piece. Good luck on the recycle.

  5. I have never thought about returning greenware to the soil before!

  6. I guess everything we make eventually returns to the earth!

  7. a great idea...very ceremonial.

  8. A shame to lose so many nice pieces, but nothing we make will last forever. It's a healthy reminder of that I guess. Hope all is going well with your travel plans.

  9. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, Gary wanted to say ashes to ashes, but the water will do the trick this time.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, if the thunderstorm we had the other day came along it would be gone in half a day.

    Hi Lori, thanks, I think you are right, quite a few rains.

    Hi Patti, thanks, just in time for earth day.

    Hi Midori, thanks, I never thought of it till now I just couldn't smash them and put them in the trash.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, it looked like a crown to me withe the spikey leaves.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, yes returning to the earth.

    Hi Dee, thanks, yes a bit of a ceremony of what this property has given me in treasures of living.

    Hi Mark, thanks, yes reminders are needed now and then, all going well so far.


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