This month Judith and Igor have asked us to get our plant gangs together for our monthly blog. I can't help wanting to call mine my plant family, as all my little succulents feel like my babies - so sweet and little, though less maintenance than their human counterparts!
So I got together some of my ceramics and succulents - which go together so nicely in my studio. I was particularly excited with a new purchase - my string of beads succulent from Grace and Thorn as it had been so difficult to find locally; and it complements my sea-foam vases too with its tendrils of pearls. I love my little crocheted hanging planted that I bought from Carolyn Carter too.
My string of beads/pearls did take my breath away, and I took a couple of close-ups of that one!
In this 'family' portrait you can also see the cutest little terrarium with my smallest 'baby' bought from Marimo Adrift.
There was a bit of rearranging which went on as more 'forever homes' / porcelain pots came out of the kiln. I particulary love the soft glow from this candle from Honest, the scent of which is heavenly.
My foraged cow parsley, in my glazed cup was so dainty, that I had to take a close-up of that too.
I also did a couple of shots of the extended family in my studio...
...as well as in my kitchen - where the vibe is a bit more colourful!
So loved putting this little blog together. And my love of plants is making me more creative with my ceramics - I have almost finished a hanging planter, but need to glaze it first and I am desperate to do some macrame too - have the perfect porcelain beads to add a pretty finishing touch.
If you are interested in my work and live in Birmingham I am exhibiting at the Botanical Gardens from 6-14 June, and I will also be at Moseley Arts Market on Saturday June 27. I also have an etsy shop so if you have seen something which I haven't listed just let me know and I can pop it on for you.
Do have a look at Happy Interior Blog and Joelix.com as well as the #urbanjunglebloggers hashtag for more gangs, families and plant inspiration.
Hi! I'm a ceramicist, based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Combining beauty and function my porcelain vessels are everyday objects you'll want to treasure. My work is slip-cast and wheel-thrown.