Pensive, by Rashida Ua Bakari Ferdinand (Fired earthenware clay vessel)
Each vessel has it's own story to tell. Each vessel has been held in the hands of an artist who has started out with the seed of an idea and then gone on to sculpt or fashion a vessel of thoughts. To hold a vessel is to place ones hands over the fingerprints of the artist.
Beholden Vessel by Rashida Ua Bakari Ferdinand
"My spirit vessels are metaphorical representations of bodies as objects of physical, as well as spiritual containment. The emerging and introspective faces on the vessels evoke serenity and bring spiritual peace to my work."
Terracotta Vessel, at the Hamill Gallery
Pussy Willow XIIII, by Markku Kosonen, Brown Grotta Arts
Early Light, by Mary Giles, Brown Grotta Arts
"I admire the directness and honesty I see in tribal art and i try to encorporate those qualities in my own. My baskets express both action and reaction to what I have loved in the past and what I am discovering today." - Mary Giles
Vessel crafted from plastic milk bottles, by Caroline Saul