Ceramics & Flowers: Flower Frogs

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Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Today I am happy to feature one creative person I have met through Instagram and followed her creative work ever since. It is Kreetta Järvenpää, a Finnish photographer and creative artist based in Helsinki (you can find her blog HERE). I admire her photography full of atmosphere and emotions – her style is special reflecting her Nordic roots and creative mind. One of her latest creative projects, the so-called Flower Frogs, are a perfect example to showcase her photography style and creativity. I will let Kreetta herself explain the Flower Frogs.

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

I have made these ceramic Flower Frogs because I love flowers. I love them through all their life. When they are in bloom, wilted and finally dried. Lately I am enjoying them by using my Flower Frogs. Flower Frogs can also be used in a vase and if you use a glass vase you can see these charming ‘frogs’ too. The main use for the Flower Frogs is to help you make nice flower arrangements. I have designed the ‘frogs’ so that flowers get water even though they are on a ‘frog’ because there is some extra space to that the flowers can get the water. I have made these ceramic items in a traditional way and some of them I’ve made with using the Raku technique. They can be left in the water but it is always a good idea to dry them when you take your flowers out of the water.

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

You can also use them with dried flowers. They can be a part of your beautiful table setting or bring inspiration at your workspace. With the Flower Frogs I love to display my favorite dried flowers. Another great way to use the ‘Flower Frogs’ is for Ikebana arrangements. I think my aesthetic in ceramics is a bit related to the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ tradition – the art of imperfection. My ceramic pieces aren’t perfect. We all are born, we grow up, get older and finally die. Every living thing makes the same but I think that flowers and plants make it the most beautiful way and I’m happy to create pieces to enhance and extend their beautiful existence for a bit longer.

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

Flower Frogs, ceramics, handmade, Kreetta Järvenpää, Finnish designer, photographer, flowers, flower arrangement

As someone who loves ceramics, especially handmade pieces, someone who admires Japanese techniques and traditions, someone who loves plants and flowers, these pieces are a beautiful new idea to include a unique piece into a home. Definitely an eye-catcher and a one-of-a-kind item for beautiful flower arrangements. Thank you Kreetta for this creative idea!

Photography by Kreetta Järvenpää

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  • Reply Elodie December 23, 2015 at 08:34

    I love flowers and apparently I am a frog so flower frogs are made for me! Have a good day my friend! Elodie

    • Reply Igor December 23, 2015 at 09:41

      Honestly, I was thinking of you all the time while I wrote this blog post, Elodie! Have a very happy and merry Christmas and bisous à Mademoiselle Love!

  • Reply Lisa December 23, 2015 at 11:40

    I too am captivated by flowers, growing select cut flowers that reflect the seasons bring so much joy to my life and also my friends and family. Thank- you for sharing this post . I am just embarking on a pottery making journey and your beautiful frogs are both useful and tactile, they are inspiring me today.
    Best wishes
    Lisa

    • Reply Igor December 24, 2015 at 12:31

      Very happy you like them too, Lisa! Happy holidays!

  • Reply Kreetta December 24, 2015 at 08:13

    Thank you Igor, Elodie and Lisa! We never get too many flowers so it is great to enjoy of them a little bit longer 😉 I’m so happy about this blog post Igor! I hope I can inspire you all and have a very merry Christmas!

    Xoxo
    Kreetta

    • Reply Igor December 24, 2015 at 12:32

      Thank you Kreetta for this great feature! I was very happy to share your beautiful work here on Happy Interior Blog! Have a happy holiday season!

  • Reply Beauty Follower January 18, 2016 at 20:24

    Wow marvellous photos!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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