This week I had the great privilege of selecting a piece by local potter Rylee Petkau...and I had the most difficult choice to make as I love all her pottery. In the end, my husband and daughter helped me select this beautiful hemp-wrapped serving bowl.
Anyone who knows me knows of my love of pottery. In the past I had my own kiln for hand-built work and assisted in a potter's studio. There is something about handmade items made of clay that is so grounding. Every handmade mug in my home is different, were selected on our travels directly from their makers, and it seems I have a new favorite daily, or a favorite for specific drinks. I love our handmade bowls, each purchased at the Empty Bowls Festival in the park every year. And I love the fact that my handmade serving bowls look just as beautiful sitting empty on my tables as they do when they are full of fruit, vegetable, pinecones or stones.
Rylee's work was featured at the library recently...you can read a little about her here.