This was my glorious tree fern in the spring..I love the spirals and the exuberance.
This is the way it looks now, in late autumn, with Fox poking his face through the fronds.
I’ve used ferns a lot in my work. Here are some House Gods waiting to go into the kiln. The ferns will burn away in the kiln, leaving their impressions behind.
My House Gods are a modern take on the old Roman Gods Lares and Penates. Lares and Penates were believed to protect the House and Larder and each household had their own set which were kept down the generations.
All my House Gods have different areas of influence. This House God will protect your slippers from being chewed by the dog.
It is made of molochite clay, glazed and smoke fired.