Last Spring I went on a trip North of Napier to Lake Tutira and the Arboretum started by an early conservationist Mr Guthrie Smith. I mislaid these photos at the time but have rediscovered them and will post some in the next few blogs.
Two easy flower arrangements that I have had in the house recently. The fushia is always lovely in the kakehana - a hanging flower vase. And the black and white glass cylinder is just right for the white iris.
My friend, Phillip Smith, a Landscape Gardener from Auckland, took the top photograph. I would love to visit Ding Dong in the UK and see what it is like. I wonder how it got such a name. Phillip also gave me the name of the white flower posted on the last blog. It is a Verbascum chaixii, commonly known as mullein.
This coming March I have been invited to participate in an exhibition of wood fired ceramics in England. Unfortunately the second image of the advertisement for the event will not transfer to my blog. The exhibition is to take place from March 2nd. to 17th. at the Thoresby Gallery, Newark, Nottinghamshire. The other potters involved, all from UK, will be Nic Collins, Peter Swanson, Stephen Parry and Mark Griffiths. This picture is of the five packages of Estelle's and my pots ready to be freighted.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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