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Peace chalice. Ten inches. Seventy-five dollars at Ice House gallery in Berkeley Springs.


The Unitarian Universalist tribe has adopted the outstandingly simple and ancient symbol of a flame burning in a chalice. The big Sunday services include an awesome birthday cake-sized vessel, already lit, carried up the center aisle by a certified, card-carrying worship associate, but each task-centered meeting might begin with the lighting of a small chalice too. (The marvelous Hally A. carries a tiny candle holder and matches in her purse for her meeting needs.)

Thus I see the need for small, personal-sized chalices, for sacred moments, whether you are convening a meeting or not, so I have begun a series of small almond-shaped bowls like these here, in various colors. Some have no handles, but the one above has a rough unglazed pedestal foot and loop handles, also unglazed. (That’s my favorite of the tests, so I’ll make more like that.)


I use them by filling the bowl with rice or dried beans, and setting a standard candle atop that — safe, simple, edible.

These photos are not so good; it’s hard to convey a glowing flame in the little pot, and I’m no photographer anyway.


These three bowls nest well. I have donated them to the DC Sierra Club as a silent auction item for the annual party tomorrow evening, December 9, in Brookland.  See the website. Come.

With a fish handle and piscatorial message of advice inside.

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Close-up of signature chop.


Two smaller ewers with handles.  The Pinnell’s red-orange glaze is deliberately thin on the outside — I think it looks stone-like that way — and true red inside.

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Dinner plate, salt dish, and wine pitcher in temmoku.

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This serving platter is about nine inches across, and is in a favorite glaze, Malcolm’s shino. It will be among items on sale tomorrow at Off the Beaten Track, 2414 Douglas St. NE in Washington DC.

Photo my me, 1 may 2015.

Remember these?  They appeared in the bisque state below, and are now ready for sale or gifts.





This pot, a three-legged teapot, sold yesterday, will be going to someone’s mother for Christmas. It has a matte glaze (called “moonpax” at The Clay Queen studio in Alexandria) and a purchased bamboo handle.  Forty dollars.


It was my attempt to copy a pot by Glenn Dair, without any of the grace or elegance.