Offering Bowls

This is series of offering bowls filled with celestial food, a term used to describe the Buddhist practice of offering bowls known as Nevidhya. These were bowls filled with sculpted and cast ceramic forms, some glazed, some not, fired to different temperatures from raku, and earthenware, to stoneware, and vitrified porcelain. This example is one of a series of bowls containing multiple sculptural artifacts. In many ways my interest in artifacts associated with ritual and belief inform the project that I am proposing. Faith is a theme that seems to run through most of my work, even when the forms and imagery may seem abstract and belief seems elusive and fleeting.

Ceramic, Sculpture

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Offering Bowl II

Glazed stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain, variable dimensions, variable dimensions 8 x 12 x 18 inches (15.2 x 30.5 x 46 cm)

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture

Offering Bowl II (Detail)

Glazed stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain, variable dimensions, variable dimensions 8 x 12 x 18 inches (15.2 x 30.5 x 46 cm)

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture

Offering Bowl II (Contents Celestial Food)

Glazed stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain, variable dimensions

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture

Offering Bowl I

Glazed stoneware with various artifacts made of glass, ceramic, and mixed media, 6 x 12 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture

Offering Bowl I (Detail)

Glazed stoneware with various artifacts made of glass, ceramic, and mixed media, 6 x 12 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture

Offering Bowl I (Detail)

Glazed stoneware with various artifacts made of glass, ceramic, and mixed media, 6 x 12 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Ceramic, Sculpture

#ceramic  #glass  #pottery  #sculpture