Monday, July 27, 2015

Cardinal Flower, Dill, and Shell Bowls

The cardinal flower is blooming. There was only one available at the nursery earlier this Spring. I  must get more of these.

The flowers are brilliant red and the leaves are burgundy red.

 The plant is much lovelier in person.

The dill is blooming and it's bright yellow and almost sparkling in the sunlight. There's an insect in the upper right.

 The plant has more blossoms then greenery.

While the kiln was firing yesterday, I sanded the greenware for the next firing and made more leaf plates and these shell bowls. Today I'll unload and commence glazing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I really like the scallops. As much as you and Gary like seafood these should be a fun way to serve it.

  2. Hi Dennis, thanks, I had forgotten I had these drape molds which I used in my high fire days, plan to make more of these and hope to sell some as sets. A seafood salad would be perfect in these.

  3. Pretty scallop bowls, and pretty flowers too! I'll have to look into cardinal flower for next year!

  4. Hi Suzi, thanks, I couldn't remember what the plant was and then for some reason the name popped into my head, sometimes our brain knows more than we think, it needs adequate moisture to thrive I just read. It gets really tall too, a real statement flower.

  5. Lots and lots of beauty in today's post. Thank you.

  6. Hi Sue, thanks, I am so happy I planted a flower garden this year, every day it's a site to see.

  7. I love the scallop shells bowls...and I look forward to the finished product.

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could re-create the colours of the cardinal plant, particularly the red in some of your pottery pieces....

  8. Hi Lee, thanks, that red is such an unusual color, not sure if I can duplicate it.

  9. the scallops are going to be great! I have a scallop shell, somewhere, that I used to make soap dishes with... maybe it will turn up when we move the studio next month!

  10. Hi Michele, thanks, you'd be surprised at what you find when you move; I found a whole box of mason stains after two moves. Ha.

  11. Beautiful flowers and the plates are lovely.


    1. Hi Elna, thanks, summer is wonderful isn't it.


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