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I started sculpting an old snails home about 4 weeks ago - i love the spiral form - but it is so much more complicated than it looks. It is about 8 inches in length and fits perfectly in the hands and the form feels wonderful to hold. It has gone back into the kiln with a thin layer of glaze.

The pods below are a gift from Liz, my lovely ceramics teacher. She learnt of my love for pods and organic forms and every time she comes across something like this she picks it up and keeps it for me.


my complete pod collection so far - i love seeing them together.

I think some pods will definitely be next on my list of ceramics projects.

happy thursday to you all xx

15 Comments:

  1. anne said...
    so beautiful julie! i heart nature forms too. very beautiful, all of it!!
    shari said...
    such a beautiful post. love the snail shell and look at your amazing pod collection. can't wait to see the pods you make. xox
    eshu said...
    wow Julie, these are amazing... i am so impressed! xo
    stephanie s said...
    i can't wait until you start making pods in ceramics, i think it will be such a perfect expression of you... I CANT WAIT!!!
    muertoderisa said...
    i love that snail shell.
    and those pods...
    the photographs of them are gorgeous. i can only imagine them in person...
    lisa s said...
    love love the pods together....

    go snails go
    Uschi said...
    it is so amazing how very much you come close to the soul of these pieces by recreating them...you take clay, I would draw or paint.
    And gifts like the pods from your teacher are directly from the heart...so beautiful!
    kelly said...
    truly wonderful!
    i can just imagine how it feels to hold. i love it's simplicity...knowing that it is a complicated structure seems to add to it's beauty.
    + your lovely teacher! your photo of the pod collection is great + shouts out julie to me! xxx
    AnastasiaC said...
    love the snail shells...cant wait to see the pods you make!
    cally said...
    brilliant, you know how I love the pods, and the shells. Nice collection. I have been saving some tiny turkish ones for you, they are amazing litle spirals, almost like paper, small but beautiful.
    isabelle said...
    As a new blogger (started yesterday!!!) I could stay in front of my screen all day long... finding so much inspiration and "sister souls"! But I have to go on with my own creative work as well...
    comfies said...
    wow, it is all so beautiful! i love your snail's shell, i wish i could hold it!
    babelfish said...
    Beautiful work, your ceramic course sounds amazing fun, I bet its therapeutic too :) Love your collection.
    amisha said...
    the pod collection is amazing! so many different and beautiful forms... and so much ceramics inspiration!
    the snails look lovely... wish i could reach out and touch them! xoxo
    bugheart said...
    a gorgeous
    collection.
    i too have
    a soft spot
    for pods.
    i love that
    your teacher
    collects them
    for you!

    and the snail...
    such
    a beautiful
    {and complex}
    shape.
    xo

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