Heart in Hand

This stoneware sculpture represents the willingness to give and receive love, and the need to protect it.
created by

Cathy Broski

$100.00

created by

Cathy Broski

read more about the maker

To Have And To Hold

Carved by hand from stoneware, this sculpture represents the willingness to give and receive love, as well as the need to protect it. Lovingly made by hand, each piece bears one-of-a-kind details, much like the loved ones in our own lives. The intricate folds and lines in the hand and fingers are added after the clay is firm to give the hand a distinctive and realistic feel. Since each sculpture is individually carved, no two pieces are alike. Handmade in Kansas City.

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Made in Kansas

“I feel that a figure in clay is a three-dimensional canvas. My goal is to allow the eye to explore the entire surface of the piece.”

Cathy Broski's work is steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. "Figures, houses, boats and pottery are all vessels to contain things we hold dear, and sometimes those things we would cast off. I chose these forms to work with because they have several levels of meaning I find intriguing to explore," she says. Each of her pieces begins as a slab of clay that is thrown on the potter's wheel then hand-carved. Once the first firing is complete, she applies and wipes off a combination of terra sigilattas, slips, stains, and glazes, then fires it again. This process is repeated until she achieves the desired effect, in which the eye is compelled to explore the entire surface of the piece.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware, glaze
Measurements
4" L x 3" W x 4" H
Item ID
19903

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UncommonGoodsHeart in Hand
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (18)
  • Gifts (16)
  • Home (13)
  • Ambience (8)
  • Foyer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (7), Decorator (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Anniversary (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from Charlotte, NC

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      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

      Beautiful, love the symbolism. Small and perfect. Sits in my office, makes me smile every time I see it.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By 

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • Show Your Love!
      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambience
        • Display
        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

        Beautifully detailed. After 37 years of marriage this item was a wonderful visual expression of our lasting love. Highly recommend this item.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful and heartfelt

        By 

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Collector

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display

            Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

            I love the detail of the item.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            5.0

            Wonderful gift

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            from Wheat Ridge, CO

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            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

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              • Display
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

              Birthday gift for my sister, just the right size for her mantle and a perfect pop of color!

              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday
               
              5.0

              Love this product!

              By 

              from Milwaukee, WI

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              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display

                Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                I love it and put on a book shelf next to a picture of a much loved pet that we no longer have. It looks great.

                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other
                 
                3.0

                Should have been called "I give you my heart"

                By 

                from Lake Charles, LA

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                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

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                  • Display

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                  Great concept, but it should be maybe 50% larger. Comes across more like a paperweight than an objet d'art.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt and there were no problems at all.

                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful piece that warms our home

                  By 

                  from RVA

                  About Me Decorator

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Display
                    • Gifts
                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                    Beautiful piece that warms our home.

                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Anniversary
                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful and unique

                    By 

                    from NY

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                    Pros

                    • Visually Pleasing

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Display
                    • Gifts
                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                    This is a very sweet piece of art. Looks just like photo.

                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    As beautiful as described!!

                    By 

                    from Ft. Wayne, IN

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                    Pros

                    • Visually Pleasing

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                        This was a gift to my cousin and her husband. They came from out of state to officiate my mom's memorial service. I wanted something that would touch their hearts like their service deal mine. When I saw this I knew it had to happen it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other
                         
                        5.0

                        MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ITS ILLUSTRATION!

                        By 

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Artist, Gift

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Beautifully Handmade
                        • Easy to Install
                        • Unifies Environment
                        • Visually Pleasing

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Ambience
                        • Display
                        • Foyer
                        • Gifts
                        • Home

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                        It was actually more beautiful than its illustration.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        It was packed with lots and lots of bubble wrap!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

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