Wednesday, November 14, 2012
GODDESS BURNING BOWL
Close-up of Face
Sold. Thank you Wanda!
Unity Church has a special ceremony each New Year’s Eve. A large bowl is placed at the altar and each member of the church is asked to write down problems or vices they wish to annihilate from their lives.. It could be a wish to quit smoking or drinking. It might be a desire to loose weight or to quit any of a number of addictions. Each person places their list into the bowl and at midnight, the bowl is lit. Everyone watches as the fire burns away all the troubles.
There are many religions who also follow this principal. For example, the Chinese place problems in a boat and sail it off into the ocean.
Full View of Oceana
I thought it was a good idea to create small personal burning bowls. Even though I have made them for many years, I decided to shake them up a bit and sculpt the entire torso of my goddesses. The one I’m featuring today is one of my Oceana pieces. By this I mean that I have named her and given her the story of Oceana and of course embellished her with items from the sea.
As she was standing at the edge of the ocean she could hear the waves chanting their familiar song. “Come to me, I am greater than you, I am wiser than you..I am the one.” She resisted once again. How long could she continue to resist… How much longer before she embraced her larger self, her destiny, her soul… ..the sea….
~ Cheryl Dolby~
Close-Up of Stained Glass Basin
is created from Stoneware clay and stains. I fired her in the kiln which causes the glass I have placed in the basin of the bowl to melt. You can burn away your problems in this bowl and place a candle or incense in the bowl when not in use. She is 10”h x 6”w x 5”deep and I have priced her at $65. Please check out more views on Etsy or e-mail me if you decide you would like to have Oceana as your personal burning bowl. Thank you.
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