Issue Twenty-One - Winter 2013


By Nancy Bingham

As a long-life professional potter, I reached a place where my work was becoming very sophisticated and I longed for the simplicity and excitement I’d experienced in when starting out. I went off to Hopi land and spent a month in the desert, determined to make a pot with only what I could find on the land. People had been doing that forever in that place. This pot was created by hand and simply fired in a barrel of sawdust. Such simple soft beauty and strength.

Painted in Guatemala where I needed to use acrylics to meet the energy of the bright strong wild color feeling of that beautiful land. I call it Dawn Messengers and hope it elicits the mood of those first sounds as the world wakes.