hand built ceramics
4 pieces - 5" tall - 10"
The use of stones in rituals is an ancient practice
in many cultures around the world.
They are a part of my art as well as my personal earth
rituals. This set of ceramic ritual stones is the most elaborate
that I have made. Each stone in the set was formed with slabs of
clay pressed into a six piece plaster mould made from the found
I found all four stones fractured from the same parent
stone and still aligned in the order shown here. Two of the ceramic
stones have compartments in the top and bottom, one of which conceals
a small ritual sculpture.
The geometric patterns are carved into the leather
hard clay and colored with clay slips. The white bands are inlays
into the clay body.