Caroline Bouton Designs

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 make this work possible.

I hope you will explore each series in the show through the links at the top of each page.

VESSELS: Ordinary Treasure​

Leaf and Stem Series

Samplers Series

"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.
Wait.
Is the glass
Recollected?
Ordinary treasure,
Shadowed surface reflecting
Ultramarine sky.”

Water Is Wide Series

Handle with Care Series

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Vessel of Joy Series

Summits Series