Pottery can be decorative and functional. Most of the pottery I paint is of pieces that I own and enjoy in our home or pieces from my parent’s home. I did a series for a show in New York where in addition to my paintings of pottery, I displayed pieces of hand thrown clay pottery by a friend, Robert Harlin, which I had painted and fired in a RAKU kiln he and I had built. So much care went into each piece, hoping it would make it through the firing. Sadly, not all of them did, but it was a good lesson in learning to “let go”.
We are clay and God is the potter. We experience true freedom in His loving and caring hands!
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.