Bear Gold | Wall Tile
The black bear is often seen as a symbol of power. However, the bear also carries a more subtle message: a reminder of the importance of respecting our seasons- resting, playing and working in a balanced cycle regardless of where others around us are in their cycles. You may be in your 'winter', watching anxiously as someone in their 'spring' is surging ahead in life, wondering why that isn't happening for you too. The bear reminds us to take that time to hibernate, look within and rest so that we too can surge forward when the time is right.
- 6 1/2" x 5" x 1 1/4"
- hand-applied slip & glaze pattern
- made in Sandy, OR
Kate mixes her clay from raw materials and casts each piece one by one. The overlaid images are originally drawn in pen and ink on paper and then scanned and printed in glaze. The image transfer (decal) is then applied to a glaze fired piece and is re-fired for a third time, causing the imagery to melt into the surface of the glaze. During this final firing, small copper crystals will often begin to grow in the glaze, creating beautiful glittering patches of copper and splashes of orange randomly throughout the glaze!