I am grateful to God for the joy he gives me in my pottery. Interestingly, the Bible is fully of references to clay. We learn that we are made of clay in Genesis 2:7 “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature”. Later on, this is reconfirmed in Job 10: 8-9 “Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust?”
Not only are we made of clay, but God is the potter as Isaiah 64-8 reminds us. “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
Pottery illustrates for me that we are “Clay in the Potter’s Hands”. I get great pleasure in shaping and decorating what I make. Each piece is unique. You may not see some of the “flaws” but I know every nuance of all of my work. As you enjoy the work on this website, may “My Potter" get all the praise and glory? We hope to keep updating the website with new works and musings on pottery. Please check back periodically. Thank you.