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Ceramic Witch & Altar

Stoneware clay, various glazes


This body of work was created over the course of several months. The clay, glazes, witch and altar were all hand made, hand mixed and hand built by Jane. It began with a totally different idea in mind, but soon evolved into a project of exploration. As the clay slumped and moved in the ways it wanted to, it became clear that the form in mind was not what was meant to be, but something much greater. 

In the past, powerful women have been demonized, categorized as witches, suppressed, tortured and controlled. Witches are not evil, nor vengeful, as they are traditionally portrayed. A witch is a woman in her power, in touch with herself, the earth, and the universe. This witch is a protector, she is rebuilt, she is strong.