This past summer was a very productive summer for me, designing new biodegradable urns. I started making biodegradable urns two summers ago using recycled paper, re-claimed clay and wild flowers, (see website). Although I liked the urns the timing wasn’t working so well, because the flowers that worked well were only available for short periods of time. This really limited the time of the year I could make these urns. I knew within the first year as they began to sell, that I had to make these differently.
My first love before pottery was printmaking, especially mono-printing. This past winter I took a workshop with Catherine White, she had us create mono prints and collage on paper. My love of mono-printing was revived! Two of my potter friends Mary Barringer, and Tiff Hilton, who also took the workshop decided we would meet at my studio monthly to continue the painting, and collage work. From there, I began to incorporate these mono-printed papers into my urns!
I have been busy taking photos, re-vamping my biodegradable urn page of my website, and setting up a new etsy shop, (both not quite ready yet, but very soon!) Here is a little preview of a few urns, from the Blue Series! More to come soon!