my father has been getting increasingly interested in ceramics in the last few years, creating many decorative and functional pieces in his studio and bring them to a local kiln for firing. recently he sent me a package, and in addition to a book he intended to loan was some kind of abstract ceramic object i was instructed to call and ask about.
admittedly, i couldn’t figure out what it was, but his latest interest has been this japanese tradition of wall hangings that are often abstract or simple shapes with a hole or two for displaying objects from nature. i was intrigued at how quickly this thing turned from something i couldn’t figure out into something i’d enjoy using every day. i go on walks every morning, and i regularly collect pink pepper and eucalyptus from the neighborhood, so now i have the perfect place for it. what a nice surprise!