Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spiral Hand Ceramic and Turquoise Necklace

I created this Spiral Hand pendant from earthenware clay. It has been glazed with a chili pepper red glaze. No two pieces ever come out of the kiln the same! The bead work consists of two old Tibetan yak bone beads that have been inlayed with turquoise and coral, mahogany obsidian, ostrich shell, carved bone beads, and turquoise. The clasp is copper and the overall length of this piece is 17". This piece can be found in my shop.

The spiral is an ancient symbol reflecting the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral pattern appears again and again in the natural world from the milky way galaxy to snail shells. The living spiral does not begin or end, it is an ongoing process of innocence, discovery, community, and the essence that connects all things