Japanese Inspired Garden Bell

Inspired by Japanese wind bells, this porcelain chime offers a touch of Zen for your garden or porch.
created by

Naomi Johnson


created by

Naomi Johnson

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Hang Zen

Furin—bells hung from the eaves of houses to create a cool, calming atmosphere—are the sound of a Japanese summer. Inspired by these traditional chimes, Naomi Johnson's porcelain bells offer a touch of tinkling Zen for your garden, sunroom, or porch. Crafted through a variety of handbuilding techniques, the bells are inspired by the natural geometry of a seed pod for a beautifully organic dimension to the design. Hung from waxed linen cord accented with unglazed porcelain beads, they'll bring a sense of peaceful mindfulness to any indoor or outdoor space. Handmade in Asheville, North Carolina.


Made in North Carolina

“[Handbuilding] creates forms that are often soft, asymmetrical, and imperfect, all qualities I appreciate.”

Naomi Johnson has experienced the natural beauty of America first-hand. She grew up by the sea in Northern California, then lived in an adobe house filled with art and artists in the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Today, she makes her home among the forests and waterfalls of Southern Appalachia, in a little green cottage in Asheville, North Carolina where she and her husband both make ceramics. Naomi works with porcelain clay, prized for its naturally warm white color and translucence, and uses a variety of handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, and slab building. “Handbuilding has a peaceful, meditative slowness to it," she says. "It creates forms that are often soft, asymmetrical, and imperfect, all qualities I appreciate." Pinch pots like the bells she creates were the first clay vessels made, dating back to prehistoric times. "I find it a satisfyingly elemental process, and each piece emerges with its own unique personality," Naomi adds.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
porcelain, clear glaze, waxed linen cord
3.5" H x 3.5" Dia; 27" L linen cord
Wipe clean with damp cloth, and bring in from the elements in freezing temperatures.
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