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

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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (15)
  • Gifts (15)
  • Home (13)
  • Ambience (7)
  • Foyer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (5), Decorator (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (7), Other (6), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Anniversary (3)

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5.0

Wonderful gift

By 

from Wheat Ridge, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 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

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    5.0

    Love this product!

    By 

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Decorator

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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.

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      3.0

      Should have been called "I give you my heart"

      By 

      from Lake Charles, LA

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      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 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.

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

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        5.0

        Beautiful piece that warms our home

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        from RVA

        About Me Decorator

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        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

          Beautiful piece that warms our home.

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

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          4.0

          Beautiful and unique

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Collector

          Verified Buyer

          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.

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          4.0

          As beautiful as described!!

          By 

          from Ft. Wayne, IN

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          Pros

          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

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

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              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
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The big hit at Christmas

              By 

              from Massachusetts

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Personally Meaningful
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Gifts
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                She loved it! The perfect gift that reflected our commitment to each other early in our relationship. This is the one gift that brought tears to her eyes. Very well constructed and very nice to look at.

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

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                5.0

                very well made and very unique

                By 

                from Jersey

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display
                  • Home

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                  bought this for my niece and her husband. They are newlyweds and it looks so nice in their apartment.

                  • 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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 UncommonGoods 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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