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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (27)
  • Unifies environment (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (20)
  • Gifts (17)
  • Home (14)
  • Ambience (9)
  • Foyer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (7), Decorator (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple, touching wedding gift

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Should have been called "I give you my heart"

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

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

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5.0

Just perfect ,I will buy again for my next wedding gift,!

By 

from Middleburg Florida

About Me Love special thing's from uncommonly goods

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Pros

  • Unifies Environment
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

    The perfect gift. I always go right to uncommon good. They never let me down

     
    5.0

    TOUCHSTONES FOR THEM

    By 

    from Wayzata , MN

    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

      See above.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Charlotte, NC

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          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

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          from Colorado Springs, CO

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          Pros

          • Show Your Love!
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

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            • 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

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                Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                I love the detail of the item.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Wonderful gift

                By 

                from Wheat Ridge, CO

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                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

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                  • Display
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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

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

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product!

                  By 

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Decorator

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                  Pros

                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

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                    • 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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful piece that warms our home

                      By 

                      from RVA

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                      • Visually Pleasing

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                        • Display
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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart in Hand:

                        Beautiful piece that warms our home.

                         
                        4.0

                        Beautiful and unique

                        By 

                        from NY

                        About Me Collector

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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.

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