Candy Herne kindly gave me permission to paint some of her pieces that she exhibited at the Brisbane Institute of Art back in 2004, when we did a couple of Clay Workshops together. This is Candy's work below. The bowls were hand formed and then either raku or sago fired. I think the way they are displayed here conveys a lovely sense of unity.
The bowls below are the work I did throughout a semester and were called my "Soul Bowls". After the exhibition I gave all my closest friends one for Christmas that year filled with affirmations. These bowls were formed by ripping pieces of flattened clay and pressing the pieces together in a mould. I used many different types of clay, buff raku, red raku, stoneware, terracotta and porcelain. I glazed the inside of each bowl and left the outside of each to show its natural qualities. I wanted my bowls, through my process of construction to convey strength, fragility, love and sacredness.