Monday, April 1, 2013
NATIVE AMERICAN BURNING BOWL-AIYANA
Sold. Thank you Connie!
Many of my regular followers have seen my Burning Bowls posted on several occasions. Those who are new to my blog are probably wondering what in the world burning bowls are. Here is the description that best fits the Ceremonial Burning Bowls that I feature. 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.
I decided it might be a good idea to create smaller, individual burning bowls and they have been quite a hit. I named my lastest burning bowl, Aiyana, which means Eternal Bliss, in Hopi.
Aiyana is approx. 10"h x 5" wide and about 4 1/2" deep. I created her by sculpting with stoneware clay, which I then placed stained glass in the basin and kiln fired. I used turquoise and a crown of wolves surround her head. Hope you like her. She is just $68.00 You can view her on Etsy or e-mail me to purchase if you live abroad. I can ship anywhere in the world.
Aiyana would make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else who loves ceremonies.