My small collection of pottery just grew by one more.
My friend Karen brought me a beautiful little Raku pot
from her trip to Seattle....
and also a handful of perfect tiny pinecones.
I have another Raku pot and you can see it
in my previous post here....
"happiness in the accident".
It is a type of firing process
that dates back to early 16th century Japan.
Don Nibert, a famous late Raku potter,
"What is it about the dynamics of this particular discipline that makes Raku so vital. Raku exemplifies....a complex relationship of material, human activity, and qualities of the natural world...Raku implies freshness and simplicity; it also defines an accidental or happenstance element, maybe even a imperfection which lends elegance and uniqueness to the whole. Raku has a beauty that stems from age. It stresses the appreciation of transient things and of the cycles of life that give rise to change. It can also refer to the quality of unpretentiousness or a kind of primitive naturalness."
Did you notice?
The little Raku pot has a metal lid
with a Kokopelli engraved on it.
I love it!
The tiny pine cones are now in my potpourri bowl.
I love pinecones, big and small.
Sometimes when I go to my cousins,
she gives me lots of pinecones from her yard.
Any new ideas for using pinecones?
"Between every two pines is a doorway
to a new world."
Savor the Day!