Whether you are looking for a new soap dish, spoon rest, horderves tray or bedside ring dish, this tray will add a spark of beauty to your daily routines.
90: Lunar Hare Tray
*5" wide by 6.5” long by .5" tall
* Food Safe
* Dishwasher Safe
* NOT Microwave Safe or Oven Safe
Each tray is formed by hand with stoneware clay that I mix myself. I draw the original images on paper in pen and ink and then scan and print them in glaze using a special decal printer. The image transfer (decal) is then applied to a glaze fired piece and is re-fired for a third time causing the imagery to melt into the surface of the glaze. The image will not wear away through use and the tray is both food safe and dishwasher safe!
Please keep in mind that all ceramic pieces are at risk of thermal shock and cracking if their temperature changes too quickly. To keep your tray in good shape, avoid adding extremely hot food to it if it is very cold.
The Lunar Hare:
The lore of the Hare is rich in many cultures. The hare is often seen as a servant of the gods in mythology and acts as a messenger from the gods to mankind, traveling by moonlight to instruct and guide us. In the West, we speak of the 'Man in the moon' when looking at the moon's markings. In the East, generations have passed down the story of the 'Hare in the moon' who can be seen here, bent over her cauldron, creating the elixir of life for the lunar goddess.
This young girl leading her horse is based on my friendship with my first miniature horse, Benji. At the age of 5, riding Benji taught me a lot about life, friendship and grit. Every time that roly-poly pony would buck me off, I got right back on – a hard lesson that every horse lover values in and out of the saddle.
This little girl swinging and blowing bubbles stands, not only as a reminder of the beauty of innocence, but also of the beauty of this world if we are able and willing to see it with innocent eyes.
Leap of Faith:
This card shows a woman stepping confidently over the edge of a Rococo scrollwork cliff with a handful of balloons. I drew this in response to a poem I mis-memorized as a small child that has stuck with me as a reminder to head into the unknown with confidence and excitement. “When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: either there will be something solid on which to stand, or you will learn to fly.” The original version of this inspiring quote was written by Patrick Overton.
The black bear is often seen as a symbol of power. However, the bear also carries a more subtle message: a reminder of the importance of respecting our seasons- resting, playing and working in a balanced cycle regardless of where others around us are in their cycles. You may be in your 'winter', watching anxiously as someone in their 'spring' is surging ahead in life, wondering why that isn't happening for you too. The bear reminds us to take that time to hibernate, look within and rest so that we too can surge forward when the time is right.