Hey, come see me at the Five in One Social Club, 2575 Summer Avenue, Memphis, and get some groovy green something something for yourself or someone you love. I’ll be on site Saturday December 11 from noon to 3 pm to answer questions and make suggestions for your environment – the sale runs December 11 thru December 18, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call me at 901-828-3685 to ask any questions or set up a time to visit my studio to shop, build your own, or order a special creation. Below photos are representative – will post items for sale next week. OBOY
Come see me Sunday from 1 to 6 pm at the Central Gardens Home Tour Artists Market at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central at Belvedere. No admission fee for the market, more info here Central Gardens Home Tour Artists Market
Take this opportunity to learn about the rare tropical plants I collect and propagate for building fantastic worlds under glass, and what it takes to successfully maintain one for years in your home or office.
Schedule a workshop to build your own, or come to my studio to design a Terry for your particular space. You can send a message through the contact form below, or call me at 901-828-3685.
Peace, love, understanding to us all
This photo is from May, 2018. Come see how much this terry, Verde Nouveau, has grown.
Join us at the Gallery Ten Ninety-One for the opening of our show this coming Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at 7151 Cherry Farms Road just south of I-40 at Whitten Road at The WKNO studios. Paintings, pottery and mosaics by Kristi Duckworth. Terrariums by Nancy Morrow. Show runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm April 2-27. Call 901-828-3685 for more information or send a message below.
Here’s my first attempt at an artist’s bio:
Plants are sentient, mysterious creatures from another kingdom, who will communicate with us if we can be still and pay attention. Building these Green Mansions is a long process, akin to writing poetry, I think. The colors and textures, as well as growth habits and tendencies of the plants are the palette with which I can construct the bones of a design to grow and change for years to come. I propagate many of the plants I use which gives me the time to get to know them individually, and imagine the container and companions that would be best with them.
The terrariums on exhibit range in age from 2 months to 4 years. They are similar to bonsai, with the plants kept in check with careful trimming. Some of the plants are miniature or very slow growing, needing no trimming. Others can be aggressive, resulting in a design that will be much more fluid over the years as the plants compete for resources and are shaped by my hand. You can see more about this on my website, or give me a call.
I open my studio to teach people about the art and science of building and maintaining terrariums, kokedama, and bonsai. In addition, I consult with people who want to learn about house plants and gardening in their own homes or offices, usually in half day sessions, and enjoy sharing my love for our green companions with people who have never considered or understood how to appreciate their beauty and life force. My students learn basic considerations for selecting plants for a particular space, and technical skills on handling, transplanting, watering, etc. which, once learned, open up the world of plants for most people to explore and enjoy.
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Living as I do surrounded by potted plants and terrariums, I sometimes feel like St. Exupery’s Little Prince on his home planet, carefully attending to the Rose’s needs for sun, water, and protection from the evening chill, and enjoying her companionship in return. Plants are sentient creatures, and once you become attuned to their modes of communication it gets easier to care for them, and the pleasure they bring to you magnifies.
Give me a call to discuss your ideas on size and location for a terrarium in your home or office. Whether you want something small right off my shelf today, or you want to plan and build something unique for your space, we can find a new little world of your own to cherish for many years.