Eco printing made its way into my life so gently that I hardly noticed at first. I already had my creative life full, with photography and ceramics. I did not seek another passion, but when Shelter in Place happened, I found myself printing every day. I suspect my fondness for this method of printing developed from the fact that It allows for a deeper connection with nature. I was observing more closely the plants around me, recognizing changes that take place every day and having a tactile experience of various textures. I enjoyed going on walks to find leaves and learn the plant names.

While the majority of my eco printing has been done on paper (you can find them at here), I couldn't resist combining it with my passion for clay. The pieces below are bisqued white stoneware, eco printed with various leaves and flowers. I anticipate the unwrapping of boiled pieces, like a kid anticipates opening presents at Christmas. You never know for sure what you are going to get. When the pieces are unwrapped, the transformation continues: certain colors fade, others appear, new shapes come through as the moisture dissipates. Each piece is completely unique. I am not looking for a literal depiction of plants, I hope to see and reveal something less obvious and more mysterious about them and impart something of myself as a co-creator.

Camellia Blossom Printed Dish
Camellia Blossom Printed Dish, Side View
Camellia Blossom Printed Pinchpot
Camellia Blossom Printed Pinchpot, Bottom View
Mixed Leaf Bowl
Mixed Leaf Bowl
Mixed Leaf Dish, Side View
Mixed Leaf Dish
Forest Pansy Printed Pinchpot
Forest Pansy Printed Pinchpot, Another View
Geranium Printed Dish
Loquat Printed Pinchpot
Strawberry, Japanese Maple Printed Pinched Dishes
Dahlia Printed Pinched Bowls
Forest Pansy Printed Pinched Bowl
Stawberry Leaf Printed Bowl
Camellia Printed Pinchpot
Camellia Printed Pinched Bowl
Banksia Printed Pinchpot
Geranium and Gerbera Printed Small Bowl
Forest Pansy Printed Pinched Bowl
Geranium Printed Pinchpot
Cabbage and Banksia Printed Pinchpot
Inside Detail Shot of Loquat Pinchpot
Geranium and Agapanthus Printed  Pinched Bowl, Bottom View
Inside Detail Shot of Geranium and Agapanthus Pinched Bowl
Geranium and Agapanthus Pinched Bowl