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Is It White Trash or Yard Art? Garden Totems

Is It White Trash or Yard Art? Garden Totems

Sometimes I think that I convince myself that I have a great (or good) idea;  when, in fact, it’s a horrible idea or just busy work!

My current idea is a “filler” for the spots in the kiln that can accommodate a small little piece,  but nothing significant.  The idea is a “copy” off of my “IDEA BOARD” in my studio.

I saw these garden art totems in a gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand.  I don’t know the artist and apologise for not giving credit, but I took this photo ages ago – before I thought I could ever get back to doing my pottery.  I loved the look, interest, and creativity that oozed from these Objects d’art!

So I’ve taken the plunge and started creating!  What fun!!! No pressure!  Just sheer fun!

Glazing should be fun too!  I plan to raku a few and cone 10 glaze some!

Final results are yet to be seen!  But…if I put them all about, will I look white trashy or will I have created Yard Art!!

Written by Marian Williams


  1. Anna · February 4, 2013

    with those great shapes Yard Art for sure

  2. Lori Buff · February 4, 2013

    Yup, yard art. Anna is right.

  3. Garden Lily · July 23, 2014

    I vote for yard art – I love that curly tail! I’m hoping to create a ceramic totem for my yard too!

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