One of the things I've found that really helps people visualize what they can do with these little kusamono planters, particularly at shows, is to use a kokedama (or moss ball planting) and set it in the different pots. These are nothing special, really, but they're very effective. The first planting is a small planting, the ball is about the size of a tennis ball and it fits a lot of the small kusamono pots. The other three are larger, about the size of a softball and they work with the larger kusamonos and most of the bonsai pots. The tricky part is having them in good shape for the show! The sea thrift was just starting to pop at the end of the show, and a tiny English Daisy that I dug out of the driveway is a few days from blooming and just not looking as good as it could.
Clay has always fascinated me, its many colors and textures, the shapes you can create using it, even the feel of it squishing in my hand. Even after years of playing in the mud I find myself exploring new ideas and I hope my work shows this.