flickr: woolyboy Snow gum Found this marvelous contorted specimen high up in the alpine region. During winter snow would cover some of these trees The colours are real as is the folded look of the bark on the tree trunk. Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia
Artist's Profile: Joan Hardie Artist's Statement My aims are to produce ceramics that encourage people to look afresh at the natural world and which are lively, interesting, accessible and affordable. My work is inspired by natural textures, colours and forms, particularly from trees, ferns, lichens and fungi. I enjoy trying to capture something of the feeling of a natural subject in clay, so that the ceramic piece becomes a celebration of nature.