Modern Landscape Masters: Brian Mackin: Counterbalance Sculpture

One of my personal design mantras is ‘go big’ and ‘design like you mean it’ – I mean really, don’t be wimpy.
Brian Mackin means it when he throws ceramic pots that are bigger than he is. Using his whole body, he shape pieces that fit into a kiln 9 ft long and 50 inches square. Used by great hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, his forms are in great demand for both indoors and outdoor garden and landscape applications.
Brian Mackin Sculpture
Brian Mackin Sculpture
Brian Mackin Sculpture
Visit Counterbalance Sculpture for more information.

Share this!Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on Google+Email this to someone

3 Responses to Modern Landscape Masters: Brian Mackin: Counterbalance Sculpture

  1. I love the counterbalance sculpture. It is beautiful. I have been looking for “something” for my backyard but after seeing that photo I am definitely inspired. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I can’t imagine what it would take to throw a pot that size. I really enjoyed throwing while I was in college, but haven’t kept up with it. Thank you for sharing these pictures, they are amazing, and inspiring.

Leave a reply

Balinese Kanu Boote Garden Benches

Made from teak these old Balinese Kanuboote’s have been repurposed as garden benches for the German retailer Rooms.  I love the time worn quality and the exotic flair that they would add to a garden.  There is a place here in Boston called Mohr and McPherson that would probably have something like this from time…

DIY: When the Rubber Hits the Road…. er Playground

There is a quite interesting DIY handbook available from french design team Sensomoto that instructs how to use tires (both as is and deconstructed) to create interesting playspaces in urban areas or in your own backyard. Perhaps it will inspire you to create something from these materials….I am certainly intrigued by the idea of cutting…

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

New York Times Mini-Garden by Judy Kameon

I have to admit this morning I am still well in the throws of a stomach bug….I hate being sick and don’t like to let things like this get the better of me, so I am powering through.  In this state I do however find it very hard to concentrate, focus on my usual to do list…