Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Timekeeper Burning Bowl


This is the first burning bowl in my new series that I created. She is a bit smaller than the other two I featured in the last few posts. Small, but powerful. In case any of you have just come here for the first time, below is an explanation of what the burning bowl series is all about.

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.

Side View of Timekeeper

Here is Timekeeper’s story:


There were three doors in her life. The Doors of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday appeared to be only an illusion, Tomorrow a vision. Both were vague and Nebulas. Today was a place she could not bear to be. The choice was at hand. The Voice of intuition began to speak to her and Somehow she knew in her heart that all time Is simultaneous..the first cry also being the Last..for there is only now. By dealing with life In the present, she could begin to remove some of the scars of the past and thus change Her future...with a renewed sense of the Importance of now..and a recharged inner Essence..she entered the door of today..where A new world awaited her.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Inside Basin of Bowl

Back View of Timekeeper

Timekeeper is “ 71/2"h x 4"“w x4"d. I created her with stoneware clay and fired her in the kiln. Her basin is stained glass. I used an old watch part to give her a steampunk look. I have priced her at $58.00

Truthseeker Burning Bowl

Here is another burning bowl I have just finished. Her name is Truthseeker. She is x 8"h x 4“d x 4“ w. I used a sparkly blue and crystal jangle for her and a bit of faux turquoise. She is a bit bigger than Timekeeper. She is $62.00.


Her years of research were filled with aggravation And disappointment. She searched for the answer To many questions. “Why are we here..Why do we Die..What purpose does our lives have here on Earth?” They were questions many had asked before. Finally, one day while she was meditating, the Answers started to come to her. They came in the Form of sentence upon sentence of words...words. At first she couldn’t understand any of them. Then it was as though the words had a life of their Own. She became one with the words...She was Speaking the words and then to her amazement, The words were speaking her! They spoke of The unity of all things, of the linkage we all have With one another. She learned that she was the Composer and the composed. The performance And the performer. The sculptor and yet the Clay. She learned she was everything..and as These truths were unfolded..she knew she was on The way to becoming a part of something much Larger-much greater than she could have Ever imagined before.

Cheryl Dolby

Side View of Truthseeker

Inside Bowl of Truthseeker

Let me know if you would like to purchase either one of these burning bowls, or both~They make great gifts. Just e-mail me and we can go from there. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Back View of Truthseeker

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  1. Trish
    PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I thought the other truthseekers were wonderful but your small timeseeker is totally perfect, loving the terrific design and the patina in the bowl. x

  3. Another beautiful creation.
    Very nice Cheryl
    Happy Thanksgiving


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