Pottery with a foot seems like an absurd concept. The idiomatic name for the bases of some containers usually brings a smile to my face when I think of it out of actual context.
This week’s three projects feature containers constructed of different materials. All three have some sort of “foot” that is used to orient and keep the vessel in an upright position.
The medium-size onyx urn is heavy enough to use as a door-stop or a bookend. I prefer to use it to keep floral elements in place. The various materials provide a visual, tactile experience.
The contemporary ruby glass vase is attached to a clear stem and foot. The upward-reaching form enhances a handful of tall floral elements.
The faux basket-weave texture of the Shawnee planter is reminiscent of the tropics. It enhances this collection of tropical greens and blooms.
The Blue Jay of Happiness remembers the late syndicated disc jockey Casey Kasem’s signature salutation. “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”