It was a busy weekend for us here at the Alchemist’s Studio, including a day trip by the sea, some work on the studio and a raku firing!
Maybe our seaside voyage inspired this latest piece called Ogopogo!
The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk (Salish), is reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.
The First Nations people thought N’ha-a-itk was a water spirit, rather than a literal monster. You can see more images of this vase here and learn more about the Ogopogo. You can also see more vases and read there stories here!
This weekend I also spent sometime visiting one of the many beautiful beaches here on the East Coast. Words can not adequately describe the beauty of our shores.
This summer I have been encountering many eagles, both on my road trip adventures and close to home. I have finally managed to capture one on film in this photo.
It almost feels like they are watching over me, after a rough start to my year.
We also stopped at one of the great antiquing spots, where I picked up this new to me privacy screen for the studio. It was a great deal and completely quirky and oddly beautiful!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. What do you think about my new raku vase and privacy screen?