Bird In Hand

created by

Cathy Broski

$100.00 $ 59.99

created by

Cathy Broski

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A bird is an apt symbol for peace—you cannot force it to come to you, but must welcome it in with patience, stillness and pure intent. This handcrafted stoneware sculpture captures that delicate moment of trust, that feeling of sanctuary that we seek for the world and within ourselves. Lovingly made by hand, each piece bears one-of-a-kind details, and no two are exactly alike. The intricate folds and lines in the hand and fingers are added after the clay is firm, to give them a distinctive and realistic feel. As an accent in your home or office, it offers a beautiful way for you to refocus your feelings and mind toward peace throughout the day. Handmade in Kansas City.

“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
4" L x 3" W x 4" H
Care: dust with a dry duster or wipe with a damp cloth.
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Beautiful little Sculpture


from Enumclaw, WA

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Comments about BIRD IN HAND:

I bought this as a special gift for my mother, as we have a family story that goes with the "bird in hand" saying. It is a beautiful little sculpture and I really liked it. I did unpack it to have a look before I re-shipped it to her. This would be 5 stars if it was closer to the size of an adult hand. It's even kind of small to represent a child's hand. The size kind of makes me question the price tag on it too, however if each one is hand made in the US, then it was well worth it. I know this is going to have an impact on my Mother when she receives it.

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