At 45cm across this vessel is my largest cast to date. Other carved versions of this vessel include Emily’s Hydrangea, held in the collection of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The blossom for this vessel, Japonica for Midge, are drawn from my grandmothers garden in Masterton. Branches picked on a visit with my mother Sally to her childhood home, where I saw this garden for the first time; camellias and japonica from which inspiration is drawn. Originally cast for Blue Bird, a solo exhibition at Anna Bobby Gallery, 2008. Later exhibited at Masterworks Gallery in 2017 at Room For Conversation, a 3 person show with Whanganui potter Aaron Scythe and weaver Christopher Duncan. For which impressions of these blossoms were cast into panels for a folding glass screen, and into small offering dishes with blossom and woven texture from cloth by Christopher Duncan.
Clear Cast glass a/p 2008
H260 x D450 mm