Tyson Weiss owned a landscape design business for 12 years before he started making his collection of stoneware garden koi. "I came up with the concept when I was 19,” he says. “I had a ceramics teacher who had us keep a journal of pottery ideas. It was just a simple pencil sketch on the corner of a page. But the fish in the garden idea really clicked when I was on my first snorkeling trip in Belize. There was an underwater reef landscape with schools of colorful fish collectively making sinuous curves navigating among the tree and shrub-like coral structures, and I said to myself, 'This is it!' Now I am trying to bring that incredible beauty, this visual sensation of 'flow,' into gardens and interiors."