Monday, March 4, 2013





Sold. Thank you Autumn!

I was at the bank the other day and I noticed the teller’s nametag said “Quintessa.” How beautiful! I’ve never heard that name before. When I asked her what had inspired her mother to give her such a regal name, she said that her parents were in England when she was born and her mother wanted to give her a ‘queenly’ name. This name inspired me to create a burning bowl that is regal and befitting of the name. I haven’t come up with her story yet, but I will.


For those of you who are new to my blog and don’t know the story of the burning bowl, please read below.

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.

Stained Glass Basin

Quintessa is 9” h (including her crown) 5” w and 4” deep. I sculpted her with stoneware clay. Her basin is of fracture streamer stained glass which was fired with her in the kiln. She is priced at $52.00. You will be able to view her adornments a bit better on Etsy. You can purchase there or directly from me via my e-mail.

Thanks so much for viewing.

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  1. I don't visit your blog often enough, my friend, so that when I do, I know I should visit more. Awesome name and an awesome burning bowl too.

  2. She is another beauty and I love the name. Very excited to read the story you do for her.

    Have a wonderful, inspirational week my sweet friend,

  3. That's quite a name to live up to...the epitome of her kind...perfection.
    Yes, I think you have reached the peak♥
    Just had a visit in your etsy...
    just fabulous, colorful,
    glittery and magical!

  4. Trish .. March 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM
    FABULOUS, DARLING!!! The look in her eyes, WOW! Is she looking at something or is she deep in thought?? hmmmmmmmmmm???
    ps...the story,the story, we need the story.

  5. Loving your beautiful Burning Bowl. Annette x

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