Vessels in the Winter Landscape
Unlike terra cotta and other types of low-fire clays, the high-fire clay in these vessels is impervious to moisture (think of your dinnerware, as opposed to the porousness of a terra cotta flower pot). Consequently, lidded vessels can be left out year-round, even in our northern winters.
As foliage recedes in the fall, the vessels come forward more strongly as sculptural statements, and provide interest and drama in the winter landscape. It’s also fun to see the ways they play with the snow!