The Healing Vase

My concept for this piece was to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for your grief and pain, for mine, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively.

The Healing Vase

I asked people to share one of the following in the written words of your choice:

  1. The type of healing you are seeking in your life;
  2. The name of a loved one you have lost;
  3. Something you want to let go of that is no longer serving you in your life; or,
  4. The name (first name only), of someone you want to send healing energy too.

Oct 03 2019

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce everyone to my next art project which has great personal meaning to me. The best part of the project is that you can also participate. Yes. You!

My regular readers may recall that this has been a challenging year for me with loss and grief. I have been working through this for taking a little extra time for myself, keeping busy with positive projects like my recent art show, and creating pieces like my raku pottery vase, Sky Father.

Raku Pottery Vase – Sky Father
From my recent art exhibit at the Oxford Riverside Gallery – “The Myth of Family”

I have been contemplating how I might integrate my healing into my artistic process and how I might involve and possibly help others with their healing. After contemplating this for sometime, I have come up with the concept for ‘A Vase of Healing’.

My concept for this piece is to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for your grief and pain, for mine, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively.

You may be wondering how you can participate in this process? The answer is simple. I am asking you to share one of the following in the written words of your choice:

  1. The type of healing you are seeking in your life;
  2. The name of a loved one you have lost;
  3. Something you want to let go of that is no longer serving you in your life; or,
  4. The name (first name only), of someone you want to send healing energy too.
A sample submission

People could do this in whatever way resonated with them. A simple explanation, a poem or prose, a story or even a single word.

I printed them on different paper types and use them as reduction material for the creation of ‘A Vase of Healing’. In the reduction process these pieces of paper were burned and helped the glaze I created develop different effects, textures and colours for the vase.

We will be doing this project once again in Fall 2020, and you can submit your healing request in the comments on this page here.

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