Saturday, December 13, 2008

Down the Garden Path

Jean Magdich has worked with clay pottery for 30 years
and her workmanship and artwork has gained recognition when
it was featured in the Nature's Garden, Summer 2008 edition
of Better Homes and Gardens. A four page article on the
"An Artist's Garden" pictured her work.

Back in June I was fortunate to attend the Hocking House open
house sponsored by Jean and her husband at their home in the
Hocking Hills near Logan, Ohio.
Though living near Jean and the Hocking House, it was myrst
time to visit the open house, which was in its 14th year.

I was in awe at all of the beauty and the craftsmanship displayed
in her clay works of art, which included everything one
would need or love to decorate or use in a garden.
Some of which were: sculptures, pots, stepping stones, tables,
seating, birdbaths, plaques, pedestals, and even a fire place.

The grounds surrounding her home and the old Hocking
House log cabin which was built in the 1850's are covered with
beds and pathways planted with many shade loving annuals
and perennials. Giant ferns and hosta, impatiens, lilies, coleus,
and caldium's. There were so many different flowers,
shrubs and vines all woven into garden rooms and pathways.
Scattered amongst all are the wonderful clay pottery creations
made by Jean.

Here are some paths in Jean's garden.


Linda Lunda said...

WOW!!! If there ever would be a bok done of this garden... I would be the first to by it!!!

spookydragonfly said...

Lona...Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations, I'm starting to long for summer. When I visit a site, it takes awhile for a page to come up(my connection), it was so nice to stare at your spring and summer garden photos on the side!

Anonymous said...

This is such an awesome post! I too love her stuff that you have shown. Her gardens are magical and enchanting. Lots to explore. I loved how you saw it too. So interesting to read what is going through someones mind as they look at a garden.

inadvertentfarmer said...

Ohhh I say that in Better Homes and kept it because I was so in awe of all of her work. You are so lucky to have been able to see it all in person. Thanks so much for sharing you pics with us! Kim

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Linda;Spookydragonfly, flowergardengirl, Kim ; Jean does incredible work, she is indeed an artist. I will probably post more of her work in the future. Thanks for dropping by.