Sea Basket 001
12 x 8 x 6 inches
The handles for these sea baskets were collected by me on the West coast, mostly Baja Mexico, California, and Oregon, over many many years. After hauling them from state to state, I'm finally putting them to some use. I particularly like the driftwood handle of this one. The pot has a definite lean to it like it was tossed around in the waves before it came ashore. Follow the link for driftwood there's lots of folklore and interesting tidbits about wood from the oceans and seas.
Sea Basket 002
7 x 11 x 6 inches
Measurements include the handles for both of these. Can't wait to make more sea baskets. I feel a sea creature or monster lurking in the back of my mind hoping to become visible. We all know about the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. We shall see if a monster shows himself.
This last one is a second because one upright warped inward, but I wanted to practice putting on the copper wire. Wiring the handles to the baskets isn't as easy as it looks. For this one the gauge is too thin. I'll try again with a larger gauge. Copper wire isn't inexpensive either. I had wired the top two with copper but I picked up the color coated steel wire and I think that wire looks better on the top two.
If you can't live at the beach it's nice to have a reminder of the ocean or sea, I think.
A little something to dream about. I hope my sea baskets can bring that feeling to those who come to have them. Stay tuned for more finished work coming up as soon as I take the photos. Thanks for reading and for all your comments and encouragement.