Firmly Planted by Streams of Water

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“1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3  He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”
(Psalm 1:1-3 NASB)

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The sight and sounds of gently bubbling and flowing waters are always very soothing and therapeutic.

When I design and create fountains my preference is for the water to flow softly, smoothly and continuously and so I always do a built-in reservoir when I throw a fountain-piece. The water fills the reservoir and gently overflows, creating a beautiful and very calming rippling effect as it flows over and down the surface of the Artwork…on and on and on…..






Recently as I was quietly meditating on Psalm 1, one of my all-time favorite Psalms, I had a little vision of a beautiful sanctuary, perhaps a quiet undiscovered creek or an exotic oasis, very blessed and peaceful but at the same time invitingly vibrant, and exuberant. Strong majestic trees, perhaps tall splendrous pines or lush green palms, seemingly grow out of a huge rock outcrop atop a crystal clear and clean bubbling spring! It’s definitely a place of deep rejuvenating rest!



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  • Dimensions: 921mm Ht x 293mm Diameter 
  • Clay: LGH Stoneware
  • Glaze Firing Temperature: 1200°C (Cone 6) Oxidation
  • Finish: White Underglaze, Chalk Blue Underglaze, Clear Glaze, Satin White Glaze, Rose Pink Glaze, Hare-Fur Blue Glaze, Namoku Blue Glaze
  • Weight: approx. 13.1kg
  • Total number of cut-holes: 14
  • Total number of Artist’s Seal: 3







*This Artwork, completed with a small Handbuilt Ceramics Sculpture entitled “A Stand of 5 Trees on a Rock” is for sale and comes with complimentary good-quality branded European-made submersible fountain pump and other basic fountain accessories. If you are interested in owning this Artwork, please contact me for details. Because of the weight and size of the whole Ensemble, it might be a challenge to ship overseas, but I’m willing to look into shipping details for a genuinely interested party.


Here’s a simple pictorial documentary of the creation process for this Fountain Ensemble (click on the image to watch). 

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P.S. This is my first attempt at making a video for YouTube (here’s my YouTube Channel) and initially I did it with a song track that I really liked. However, I later learned that there might be copyright issues with using the song. I was quite “convicted” and made a very conscious decision that I wanted to do this properly, and so I spent another two days searching for and sampling countless public domain 100% royalty-free music. Finally I found the track that was just perfect for the job! I hope you approve and like it too. Go ahead and enjoy this little video and be Blessed by it!