Ceramic Mushroom Installation #3

On Sunday morning, my partner Jake and I went hiking in the Presidio and walked along Baker Beach. I took some new ceramic mushrooms with me to plant along a path since I hadn't done an installation in awhile. We had a great morning nearly to ourselves since the light misting detracted floods of people. 

My previous ceramic mushroom installations, I have found, have been taken! I am hoping that not just one person took all the mushrooms, but that some were left for others to enjoy. It has been a fun project to see these installations come to life. I am hoping that people are excited to find they are made from clay instead of being living and hoping they are being taken to a good home, cared for, and hopefully planted in backyards or indoor planters. I wish I had GPS-tracking on each piece to see where they are all ending up. These were planted on a path above Baker Beach - if you ever find one of these mushrooms, remember to tag it on Instagram with the hashtag #lilmushies.

Here are some shots from our Sunday walk. I had Jake follow me like an "Instagram Husband":

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Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.