Woodland Frog Basket
14"H x 9"L x 6"D Wheel thrown porcelain bowl with hand carved leaf motifs. Hand modeled frog on conversing over life's situations as frogs. Airbrushed matte glazes fired to maturity in an oxidation kiln. Grape vines gathered from my own garden last fall provide the handle for this basket. Signed and dated.
I've always loved making baskets, mixing ceramic with naturally occurring vines and such. Vines must be carefully gathered at the driest time of the year, then slowly cured before even beginning to think about what suits the vessel. This basket has her vines from the dark juicy Venus grape, so names because it flavor is 'out of this world".