"Deep disk of promise,
Mirror of loss.
Crown-perched, core-steady--
Balanced bringer of ballast,
Cupping cargo while waters roll.
Tossed over, turned tide
Emptied brim to base,
Pieces scattered to time.
Is the glass
Ordinary treasure,
Shadowed surface reflecting
Ultramarine sky.”

Water Is Wide Series

VESSELS: Ordinary Treasure

Leaf and Stem Series

The concept of vessels--in their great breadth of forms--spans time and place.  
Defined in numerous ways--both man-made and natural--vessels surround and support all of us.  
Such abundant variety offers me a broad and energizing theme for this show; 
I focus here on subjects I have enjoyed painting over the years--
especially plant-filled containers and objects found in nature--
and have expanded into new terrain through research and experimentation as well.  
I’ve been engaged by the details of ceramics from antiquity, the beauty of broken glass, 
the fragile containment offered by egg’s shell or fruit’s skin.  
Having savored the opportunity to prepare these pieces, 
I am so grateful for the gifts of time, space, and quiet which made this work possible.

I hope you will explore each series in the show through the links above.

Handle with Care Series

Vessel of Joy Series

Caroline Bouton Designs