A lot of the work that I enjoy doing involves working with the seasons, using the leaves and foliage available at certain times of the year. Last year I only got a couple of hosta pots made before the leaves fell victim to the frosts. So this year I patiently waited for them to come into leaf. But then we had a couple of trips away so it’s only now that I have had the time to make some more pots. I made some small incense stick holders and tea light holders, or they could even be used as a ring tray.
I made some ‘fossil’ tiles too, but I missed the buttercups and late spring flowers that I wanted to use so I tried some new ideas like clematis and lavender as well as seed heads.
Another thing about working with the seasons is the weather, it’s been quite hot so I’ve worked in the garden, playing mud pies and recycling some clay.
It’s firming up nicely now.
I took some time in the shade to make some fish, hares, and soap dishes for my handmade soap. I think I need to make a few more for the shop. I had to work quickly in the heat and keep everything damp while I was working. Handling the clay kept me feeling cool, I love playing with mud on a hot day.
I’ve been out collecting leaves for eco printing too, more on that later.
Do you have a site that I could buy love the tiles
I have an Etsy shop where I sell my work, here’s a link
Are these tiles heat resistant as I want for my fireplace wall.
The tiles are heat resistant, they have a nub of clay on the back with a wire loop for hanging on the wall. Because of this they aren’t suitable for tiling a wall.