Poetry picture; To you whose hope seems stolen


A ceramic triptych featuring original poetry.

Each part is made by impressing words and images into a slab of raw stone-ware clay, before air-drying and firing in the kiln. Next, the bisc-hard slabs are glazed using both under glazes and overglazes to create this unique piece of art.

The piece is framed in a waxed wooden frame, with painted mounting.

34 by 33 cm.


We made this piece during the pandemic ‘lock down’, when it seemed as if all of our futures were uncertain, but the poem featured actually comes from an advent project (this one). We made the piece as a way of reaching out beyond the troubles of our times towards hope.

Here is the poem in full;




To you whose hope

Seems stolen

Know this tender thing;

The bruised old sky above you

(Which seems to yawn indifference)

Is, in fact, leaking light.


Particles tumble down

Like this promise;

I am here

Where you are


For I know what you know

I see what you see

The fences you built are no protection

From starlight


My stars leave no shadow

And in this gentle light

Shy things

Become possible.

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