This is one of Lorri’s sculptures that is currently on display here at Plum Bottom Pottery. She works in bronze and fiber clay creating beautifully expressive figures. This sculpture in particular looks great in the zen garden nestled in among the stones.
It’s a day of rest here at Plum Bottom after the big party for Knock Magazine on Friday. The gallery and studio was packed to the brim. I’ll post pictures as soon as I get them.
June 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
Pale Lavender Iris
Last year a women from the southwest came into the gallery and after talking for a bit, she mentioned that she raised Irises. I mentioned my proclivity for the flower and a month later a box full of Iris bulbs came to my door! They were planted with love last year and the first has bloomed. I must say that this bloom is one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. It is a very pale lavender/blue almost white, and the petals are thin and translucent (almost like porcelain.) I love this blossom so much it has inspired a new line of porcelain bowls that will be coming out of the kiln the end of June.
June 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm
Starting to lay the rock down.
Yesterday Plum Bottom Pottery got two Japanese Zen Rock Gardens. I’m really excited about these gardens. They’re gorgeous! I think it will be a great place to display some of the outdoor work that I’m planning to work on – fountains, sculpture etc. Yard Beautiful helped enormously with the installation(and of course Angela:) The gardens add a whole new dimension to the woods and perennial gardens in front of the gallery. It feels very welcoming and adds a serenity that’s hard to describe. We found stones in the woods here at Plum Bottom beautifully covered in moss that add an ancient quality to gardens. The gardens try to follow traditional Japanese design principles – with the idea that less is more.
I plan on slowly adding more of these gardens to the gallery grounds over time. As I start to carry more sculpture I think these little rock oases in the woods will be ideal for displaying all sorts of media. So, this summer if your looking for a little zen – stop on by and spend a few quiet moments in the Ancient Zen Gardens of Plum Bottom.
May 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Entrance to Plum Bottom Pottery
Spent the day cleaning up the grounds around Plum Bottom Pottery. Got out the chain saw and limbed some trees. I also had to get up on the pergola and trim the vines that were eagerly taking over the house.
I have to admit I am not the fondest of heights, but someone has to do it! Now that the brush has been cleared out a bit, a whole lot more sunshine is getting to the gardens and the gallery. Angela Lensch, a resident jewelry artist here at Plum Bottom Studios, helped rake out leaves from the gardens. In about a month things should start getting green. The gardens and pond really are beautiful in the summer.
Up on the Pergola
Angela raking away
April 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm