A BOWL FULL OF THE UNIVERSE

Pottery; self-mined Colorado native clay; hand-built form, saggar-fired.


By Patricia Jahla

 

Isaiah 66:1

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?”

A Bowl Full of the Universe reflects the metaphor of the Pueblo seed pot which contains the seed corn for next year’s harvest. It contains God’s promise of continued life by like earth and the whole universe, it is subservient to Him. The whole universe is His “seed pot,” the place He rests His feet, the path we are to follow. This piece has an interesting history. It was the last piece I built in 2003 and it was not fired until 2017, during which years it moved twice with us in its very fragile greenware state. It never cracked or showed any wear.