An abstract form carved from a piece of sycamore. The surface finish gives the appearance of crazing similar to that of the surface of dried mud. Inspired by the age of the source material, (an ancient oak gatepost), and the fact that it had stood resolutely for decades doing its job; this piece reflects that history. The carving takes away nothing from the strength of the source material and the retained hinge pins and barbed wire root the piece firmly in its agricultural hinge.
In addition to bonsai pots, I have also been creating small accents, some of which stand well on their own and others made with the intention of being planted-up. Within this line of development I have been creating kosamo tiles which has proven to be an interesting exercise, providing a perfect opportunity to develop my glazes further.