This work was created with groups of children aged 9 - 14. For many it was their first encounter with clay. As we formed the bowls, we passed them around the circle - each vessel has been made by many hands. An exercise in Holding before Letting go. Each time we could feel the hands that held it before - their warmth, the marks they had made, the way they had moved with the clay. Each hand left traces, fingerprints, shapes. Our own hands became part of that pattern.
While making these bowls we spoke about pattern, and how it is formed through relationship and connection. Pattern is everywhere we go and it is in everything we do. Nature itself is continuously holding, before letting go.
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