First Bowl

I had the honor of giving someone her first ball of clay and watching her build this bowl with her grandma. They worked so kindly together, first playing, then planning, and finally completing their project. Sharing thoughts and imaginings all the while. The finished piece is a bright shining memory in porcelain and the sweet sunrise over clear glaze highlights each precious finger print.I feel truly blessed to be a part of their creation. The grandma was a family friend and magnificent doula named Pam Smith. Pam had recently helped me through the birth of our first daughter. If I feel this good looking at the bowl she and her granddaughter made, I cant begin to imagine what she feels like seeing the families she's helped bring together.