My article in “THE STUDIO POTTER”

Check out the current issue of The Studio Potter .  I wrote an article entitled,

“Container for the Spirit”.

When I heard the issue was on “The Body”.  I felt compelled to write about the

containers I make, which hold the remains of the body. 

 

If you are not a subscriber to The Studio Potter, your missing out on quite a fine 

ceramics magazine. To subcribe go to www.studiopotter.org

 

CURRENT ISSUE VOLUME 37 NUMBER 1

It is where we start – the most
intimate and inalienable unit
of our personhood and the vehicle
of our lived experience.
By our bodies we measure, know,
and make sense of the world
Our bodies are the referent by which we understand many of
languages’s abstractions: the upness of above, the hardness
of difficult, the opposition of inside and outside. The hand,
we say, has mastery, but for makers the whole body…
THE BODY Volume 37 Number 1 Winter 2008/Spring 2009 
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7 thoughts on “My article in “THE STUDIO POTTER”

  1. Congrats on getting your article published, Lucy! I’ve been surfing around here for quite a while and looking for other pottery blogs but never came across yours–I’m so pleased to have stumbled over it. Good points in your intro on the importance to us of our physical bodies.

    Interesting–our bodies contain our spirits and are referred to as “earthen vessels” And you make vessels to contain the remains of our earthen vessels. Very poetic. I had the honor to provide the urn for my father’s ashes. It’s a real ministry, what you do, providing for people’s last needs on this earth.

    God bless, Cindy

  2. I love this quote or thought about the body and our connections to the world…”Our bodies are the referent by which we understand many of languages’s abstractions: the upness of above, the hardness of difficult”… I think this will make it on my new studio wall or list of inspirations. How can I capture in my work the hardness of difficult or the lightness of the aha moment? I see it in my head, but can I get my hands to do it??

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