By Marjory Zoet Bankson,Peter Bankson
Let pass of your pretensions—squeeze, form, knead & play your approach to religious development.
"I am being shaped via the clay. i'm reconnecting with the earth, and with the opposite simple parts, too—air, water, fire—and lifestyles itself. each gesture leaves its path within the clay. each fingerprint, a message. My breath fills the hollow space. My contact curves the wall of a bowl. And inwardly, i'm being shaped via the outward perform. i'm studying to belief the method, to lean into the probabilities instead of striving for a few predetermined objective. i'm being hollowed out, stretched and constricted, trimmed and occasionally transformed entirely."
—from the Prologue
Drawing from her first-hand adventure of operating with clay, Marjory Zoet Bankson takes you thru the seven-step technique of making clay right into a pot, drawing parallels at each one degree to the method of non secular growth:
- Grounding—Connecting with our center elements
- Kneading—Awakening to the interior realm Centering—Gathering every thing together
- Shaping—Focusing internal and outer pressures Finishing—Trimming away the excess
- Decorating—Adding a playful contact Firing—Committing to transformation
This basic reference to the earth has the aptitude to place you involved with the total of production and, even as, your soul's longing to take part as an artist, growing anything new and unique.
Through reflective questions in every one chapter—along with a wealth of distinctive clay initiatives that even rookies can do—Bankson invitations you on a trip of religious discovery, a course of reconnecting together with your physique and spirit, and with the earth itself.