We are here for so short a time. The clay becomes rock. Rock lasts as close to forever as anything humans have made.
The work is a reminder of our brief existences when compared to the eternity of stoneware. Each piece has a blessing written on it to be used for this fleeting time.
The tableware is functional at table. You may consider it decorative instead and that’s alright too.
The pottery for sale is glazed stoneware. This is the hardest and most durable form of pottery. Some of the offerings have parts that are not stoneware. Some parts are made of polymer clay, glass, or wood.
This clay, this stone will one day be in shards. You can steward it for a time.
Kevin has been making art of one kind or another since 1975. Pottery is a form he embraced in 2016.
Kevin gratefully acknowledges the support of South Seattle College, Pottery Northwest and Eastcreek Arts The mudrooms. He is represented in Seattle WA USA by Gallery 110. Pictures from his last show are here .
Pottery made by Kevin Marshall Seattle WA USA
Each piece has a loving-kindness blessing written on it. The blessings are written twice. Once in an alphabet called Phagspa
and once in abbreviated Latin script. In both cases the words are in English or English transliterate.
Sharon Salzberg reminds us, “loving-kindness meditation works even if you don’t feel a thing!”
Is my work a form of cultural appropriation? Judge for yourself here
May you be happy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be free.
Kevin Marshall Seattle WA USA