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heart in hand

by Cathy Broski $100.00
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  • the story

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.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19903
Made from
stoneware, glaze
Measurements
4" L x 3" W x 4" H
  • the maker

Cathy Broski

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. The surfaces reflect my experience and attitude," she says.

Cathy feels that a figure in clay is "a three-dimensional canvas." Her goal is to allow the eye to explore the entire surface of the piece. Each piece begins on the potter's wheel or with clay slabs. Growing with the application of coils or additional slabs, her pieces take on their own life and form. She then carves the surface and let's the pieces dry. "The base color is applied and fired," she explains. "Once the first firing is complete, I apply and wipe off a combination of terra sigilattas, slips, stains and glazes, then fire again. This process is repeated until I achieve the desired effect."

Since receiving her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, she has worked in the ceramics field in many capacities.

"Presently I am represented by numerous galleries, teach many pottery classes, instruct workshops, sell at art fairs and have been published in several ceramic periodicals," says Cathy. "In 2000, my husband and I built my studio right outside our backdoor. Life is good."

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HEART IN HAND
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (10)
  • Display (7)
  • Home (7)
  • Ambience (6)
  • Foyer (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (4), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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4.0

Sentimental Gift/Great Quality/Quite Small...

By 

from Denver, CO

About Me Romantic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good quality
  • Last Long Time
  • Looks Great

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about HEART IN HAND:

Gift to my fiance for our one-year anniversary. As stated, great quality/gift but just smaller than you'd expect. It'd be nice if there was something extra given from the artist, something such as the rock the hand is carved out of and the story/location of where it was selected. Would also like the artist to state on their description that comes with the gift, what, in their mind, this symbolizes.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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4.0

Simple, touching wedding gift

By 

from Houston, TX

About Me Geologist, Scientist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

  • A Bit Small For The Price

Best Uses

  • Foyer
  • Gifts
  • Wedding

Comments about HEART IN HAND:

Piece is solid and well-made. Heart is a beautiful, vibrant red that sits atop a well-crafted stoneware hand (it has a texture that we especially like). No issues with craftsmanship that I've seen with other reviewers of this product. Though the artisan lists the dimensions in their listing, I still feel that the piece should be a bit bigger given both the price and my desire to see this nice piece more easily from across the room.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Wedding

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5.0

Great product

By 

from Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about HEART IN HAND:

    Great item

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Excellent quality , beautifully crafted.

    By 

    from Brooklyn , New York

    About Me Decorator

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • I Would Buy Again
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts

      Comments about HEART IN HAND:

      Home decoration

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      an unexpected work of art

      By 

      from Elkhart, Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about HEART IN HAND:

        we are using this product as "thank you" gifts for volunteers who worked on a Cardiac Care fundraising event for a local hospital

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        hand in Heart

        By 

        from Florence KY

        About Me Gift giver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambience
          • Gifts

          Comments about HEART IN HAND:

          Just what I was looking for.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Heart in Hand

          By 

          from MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Ambience
          • Display
          • Gifts

          Comments about HEART IN HAND:

          It is a perfect gift to my wife for her new office digs. She is employed as a Social Worker. The piece is very nice, well made, perfect in size and weight. I am sure it will lift the spirits of all who gaze upon it sitting on her desk.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Heart in Hand

          By 

          from Boston area

          About Me Loving Husband

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Little Piece
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Gifts
            • Home

            Comments about HEART IN HAND:

            Loved the Heart in Hand. If anything, could have been a little larger, but well done as it is. We'll find a niche place for it in our home that will amplify its message.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Valentine’s Day

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            4.0

            I would buy this product again !

            By 

            from OKC, OK

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambience

              Comments about HEART IN HAND:

              I returned this particular piece because the heart did not appear to be attached properly to the post-it appeared to be a defect in the clay. The other ones I have seen did not look like this one and I am pretty sure that its replacement will be much more satisfactory. I am anxious to get the "new" Heart in Hand replacement. Thanks!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              4.0

              Great Gift, Wedding and conversation pei

              By 

              from Ridgeville Corners, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about HEART IN HAND:

                Great Gift! Wedding and conversation peice. Slightly varied from photo.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery as expected

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Wedding

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