I have all kinds of things scattered around my yard, set here and there among the bushes and flowers. Some are concrete/mosaic statues that I’ve made; some are carved concrete; and some are clay figures. Sometimes the items were made to go outside, and some just ended up there. I like to see a surprise in a garden and I enjoy placing them where the viewer just happens upon them while walking around.
Here are two pieces in my front yard. Both fall into the category of having been made for another purpose and now finding a second life outside.
One is a concrete stela, I think I could say – its face is half a plate I made that cracked in the kiln. Worked perfectly as the personality of this statue.
The other is a tiny clay woman figure, red clay and finished in iron oxide (I love that purple-y metallic color) standing in what was originally a separate clay piece not meant for anything in particular; I just liked making this shape. One day I set the figure into the “grotto” and they’ve been together ever since.