L: Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Beginning); R: Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Large Crack)

L: Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Beginning); R: Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Large Crack)

It’s a new year and I’m celebrating by releasing the last of my Victoria Lotus Leaf pieces.

Each of the pieces in the series is hand-built, unique, and often unexpected. In the firing process, sometimes a serendipitous crack (or cracks) appears, calling to mind Leonard Cohen's line, "There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." 

For now, I am releasing the last 9 pieces in this series, which come in two sizes with either gold or white gold accents. Unless noted otherwise, the glaze is white with a light shine (not matte, not high-gloss). They are functional sculpture. (Scroll down for details and prices, shipping available.)

This series is inspired both by the Buddhist idea that enlightenment rises like a lotus out of the muck of life and the Victoria lily, an aquatic plant with leaves that can exceed 9' (3m) in diameter. These plants rise up and spread out, transforming their environment in unexpected ways.

To reserve your piece, please send me a note through my contact page referencing the piece or pieces you are interested in.

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Large Crack),  glazed porcelain with gold on cracked area and parts of rim, 1”x12.75”diameter, 2018  SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Large Crack), glazed porcelain with gold on cracked area and parts of rim, 1”x12.75”diameter, 2018

SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Beginning),  glazed porcelain with gold on rim and cracked area, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018  SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Beginning), glazed porcelain with gold on rim and cracked area, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018

SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (S Curve),  glazed porcelain with gold on cracked area only, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2017  $325

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (S Curve), glazed porcelain with gold on cracked area only, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2017

$325

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (S Curve): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (S Curve): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Linear),  glazed porcelain with gold cracked area and interspersed on rim, 1”H rim x 10.5” diameter, 2018  $275

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Linear), glazed porcelain with gold cracked area and interspersed on rim, 1”H rim x 10.5” diameter, 2018

$275

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Linear): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Linear): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf (Texture),  glazed porcelain with gold interspersed on rim, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2017. NB: The white of this glaze is warmer than the other pieces. The unique texture was achieved through multiple firings.  $325

Victoria Lotus Leaf (Texture), glazed porcelain with gold interspersed on rim, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2017. NB: The white of this glaze is warmer than the other pieces. The unique texture was achieved through multiple firings.

$325

Victoria Lotus Leaf (Texture): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf (Texture): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf,  matte glazed porcelain with white gold on rim, 1”x12.75”diameter, 2017  $300

Victoria Lotus Leaf, matte glazed porcelain with white gold on rim, 1”x12.75”diameter, 2017

$300

Victoria Lotus Leaf: DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In, glazed white porcelain with white gold and blue glaze accents interspersed on rim and white gold on crack, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018  SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In, glazed white porcelain with white gold and blue glaze accents interspersed on rim and white gold on crack, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018

SOLD

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In: DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In: DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Double Crack),  glazed white porcelain with white gold and blue glaze accents interspersed on rim and white gold on crack, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018  $325

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Double Crack), glazed white porcelain with white gold and blue glaze accents interspersed on rim and white gold on crack, 1”H rim x 10.5”diameter, 2018

$325

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Double Crack): DETAIL

Victoria Lotus Leaf: How the Light Gets In (Double Crack): DETAIL

How the Light Gets In (Victoria Lotus Leaf),  glazed porcelain with white gold on cracked area only, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2018  $325

How the Light Gets In (Victoria Lotus Leaf), glazed porcelain with white gold on cracked area only, 1”H rim x 12.75”diameter, 2018

$325