I first made a small version of this bowl for our exhibition – ‘Where the Streams Come From’ – to represent the support and encouragement I had had from so many people during the process of doing our first exhibition – much more stressful than I had imagined. Without people’s support, it wouldn’t have happened.
The bowl sold but I was encouraged to make more by customers who had missed the opportunity at the exhibition. Like everything we make, every one is different, but the style remains the same – a bowl made to be held in one or both hands, with the word ‘held’ imprinted in and two lines that cross and connect around the bowl.
Some things we make seem to resonate with others and although we don’t always know what that connection might be, we feel humbled that our words and clay can bring some peace or joy express something meaningful.