Nordic Ikebana

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Most current Pictures Ceramics Art minimal Style – Ikebana – Stillness of the light. Ikebana, Current Picture, Slow Design, Organic Shapes, Handmade Pottery, Wabi Sabi, Ceramic Art, Stoneware, Craft Art
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Stillness of the light

The essence of the ikebana art is to replicate the wonder of the landscape and the sceneries observed in the nature.  To me ikebana is also about creating a hypnotic balance, which is my main fascination about the nature. It's like magic to me, how everything finds its grace and reason to be in a constant evolving and changing cycle of time, between life and death.

The essence of the ikebana art is to replicate the wonder of the landscape and the sceneries observed in the nature. To me ikebana is also about creating a hypnotic balance, which is my main fascination about the nature. It's like magic to me, how everything finds its grace and reason to be in a constant evolving and changing cycle of time, between life and death.

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Winter haiku

The process I came up with to create them is quite atypical: these small vases are built and shaped initially as an hollow ball of clay with air enclosed in, so the weird shapes I give them have a sort of internal resistance to maintain the volume. Once I am happy with the overall proportions I let it dry to a soft leather stage before proceeding to carve out a tiny hole (just big enough to put one little branch of plant only) and finish the bottom with my stamp. Small Vases, Weird Shapes, Atypical, My Stamp, Ikebana, Soft Leather, Planter Pots, Stage, It Is Finished
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The process I came up with to create them is quite atypical: these small vases are built and shaped initially as an hollow ball of clay with air enclosed in, so the weird shapes I give them have a sort of internal resistance to maintain the volume. Once I am happy with the overall proportions I let it dry to a soft leather stage before proceeding to carve out a tiny hole (just big enough to put one little branch of plant only) and finish the bottom with my stamp.

Working with clay is kind of like learning diplomacy. I never start with a very clear expectation in my mind when I make something in ceramics. Don't get me wrong, I have a vague idea of the process (concept & technique) but most of the doing phase is a continuous learning along the way progress (shape, proportions, finishing) achieved by compromising with the clay. Ikebana, It Is Finished, Clay, Concept, Shapes, Ceramics, Learning, Clays, Ceramica
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Working with clay is kind of like learning diplomacy. I never start with a very clear expectation in my mind when I make something in ceramics. Don't get me wrong, I have a vague idea of the process (concept & technique) but most of the doing phase is a continuous learning along the way progress (shape, proportions, finishing) achieved by compromising with the clay.

This ikebana vase was specifically designed with a bigger hole so I can fit one of my bisque fired flowers. I am happy with the proportions and contrast of organic forms in act, but the shape itself is not very helpful to the functionality of the flower at diffusing perfume. Although I like a lot the shape of the opening's "neck", I think it should be reduced to dip the flower deeper in the perfume liquid so it can better soak it up and diffuse it through the petals. Organic Form, Ikebana, Diffuser, Dip, Things To Think About, Contrast, Perfume, Vase, Shapes
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This ikebana vase was specifically designed with a bigger hole so I can fit one of my bisque fired flowers. I am happy with the proportions and contrast of organic forms in act, but the shape itself is not very helpful to the functionality of the flower at diffusing perfume. Although I like a lot the shape of the opening's "neck", I think it should be reduced to dip the flower deeper in the perfume liquid so it can better soak it up and diffuse it through the petals.

There is grace in everything. Our sole role, as human being in this immortal world of infinite beauty, is to pay respect. Ikebana, Incense, Infinite, Respect, Beauty, Infinity Symbol, Beauty Illustration, Flower Arrangements, Infinity

There is grace in everything. Our sole role, as human being in this immortal world of infinite beauty, is to pay respect.

Here is another little buddy from my small ikebana rock vases. The lichens glaze effect didn't come out as prominent as the round one I posted previously, but I really like the sculpted quality of this one. Big Houses, Home Decor Trends, Ikebana, More Pictures, Photo Sessions, Balcony, Vases, Glaze, Sculpting
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Here is another little buddy from my small ikebana rock vases. The lichens glaze effect didn't come out as prominent as the round one I posted previously, but I really like the sculpted quality of this one.

There is a very thin balance between what is natural and what is fictional when it comes to clay. For me trying to hit that sweet spot is a aesthetic exercise that soothe my mind, the main reason why I love doing ceramics. Ikebana, My Mind, Things To Come, Clay, Exercise, Ceramics, My Love, Natural, Ejercicio
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There is a very thin balance between what is natural and what is fictional when it comes to clay. For me trying to hit that sweet spot is a aesthetic exercise that soothe my mind, the main reason why I love doing ceramics.