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celebration of "what i'm up to"... thematic sand garden

updated sat 16 mar 02


claybair on fri 15 mar 02


I had been making "Zen" sand gardens..... low flat bowls or rectangular
trays filled with sand accented with found stones, driftwood or ceramic sea
shells etc., and a small rake.
One morning (4am) I awoke with an idea the to give them themes. The first
one I have done is inspired by the excavations at Pompeii (ancient city in
S. Italy destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Obviously I have taken an idea "Zen sand garden" and warped it...... similar
to what the USA did with raku. I will not call then Zen sand gardens
I can send you a jpg.
Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island, WA

-----Original Message-----
From: Ceramic Arts Discussion List [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On
Behalf Of L. P. Skeen

Gayle, what the hell is a Thematic Sand Garden?