When I (well when Michelle, Jo and I) packed up the townhouse last year I gave away or donated pretty much all my candle holders. Most were from Ikea or Pier 1, so easily replaceable. I just couldn't see the sense in storing them all. I kept a few. A ceramic globe tealight holder from Heather. A tall blue candle from Jane and Cindy. I think that's it. So only I kept two candle holders! I miss them. Didn't realise how much I actually lit candles. I like the shadows they cast.
I saw these ceramic cups in the window at Fresh from the Coast, a store here in Sechelt that sells artwork made on the Sunshine Coast. I didn't buy any of them. I am very materialistic, I like to be surrounded by pretty things. But lets face it, I don't have a home right now. I have a bedroom. My next job is not conducive to having "things". So anything I buy now will eventually go into a storage locker for a year or two or maybe more.
My goal for 2012 and now 2013 is that I am trying not to buy anything that goes on shelf or on a wall. Unless it has a practical use it's not coming home with me. So how's that going? Umm yeah, not to good. I succumbed. I bought three.
Each cup is sculpted in luminous porcelain using the artists inspiration from Canadian nature. They could be used as a cup for cold drinks, but I've only been using them for votive candles.
I think there were 5 designs to choose from at the time. I chose one each of three designs. I went with three that I liked instantly. It was only afterwards when I read the info card with each one that I realised each of the three I selected were based on nature inspirations from the Coast. (Possibly I was just having a bottle blonde moment, and maybe all the designs are from the Coast).
The artist who creates the Canadian Landscape Cups is Kez Sherwood from Gibsons, BC.
Current show at Gibson's Public Art Gallery from June 28th to July 29th 2013