Pagan Madonna

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Stoneware ceramic underglaze, oxides, overglaze, gold lustre and photography

h: 30 w: 18 d: 10 (cms).

This Pagan Madonna is an expression of the unrequited love of a mother for her child.  The closeness of the embrace reveals the warmth of the bond.  The snowy landscape, photographed in Wales in winter offers a striking contrast of winter cold and the beauty of the woodland scene against the warm familial love.

£395

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The Venus Cauldron

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Stoneware clay, oxides, barium and dolomite glazes and overglaze.

h: 14 w: 25 d: 21 (cms).

THE VENUS CAULDRON – an exploration of an Afro-Celtic theme. This ceremonial vessel is based upon the mythic cauldron of Celtic history combined with the Nkisi power figures of the African Songye culture. The cauldron as described in the tales of the Mabinogion is a powerful symbolic object; one associated with healing, shapeshifting and access to the Otherworld, Annwn. The Nkisi power figures made by the Songye tribe of central Africa are associated with healing, creating harmony in society and protecting the land. They are imbued with a spirit and are deemed to carry magical powers of transformation. The Venus Cauldron represents a combination of these two cultural traditions. The cauldron is, in itself, a liminal object and within its waters the past, present and future can be divined. The Venus power figures positioned around the outer rim of the bowl represent the four cardinal points of the compass and the four Celtic festivals of the year. Their form is based upon early goddess figures of Paleolithic Europe and their function is to be removed from the cauldron, given to the person in need and returned to their place on the cauldron when their work is complete. Valerie James 2020 Valeriejames.co.uk

£795

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