my hunt for the perfect handmade souvenirs in Japan, I reflected on this passage from the Bible:
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.I came home from our trip with a single teacup and bowl, loving the the mark of the potter's hand on each. At the time I wrote, "[M]aybe there's a deeper reason this bowl and cup are striking a chord for me. I can't always see the beauty in each person, but if you look, we each bear evidence of a master potter's hand."
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
It was fun having you and N today! I am so glad you stopped by to see my "work of art" (haha, this is how my husband, J, calls them, though he thinks the flat ones look like ashtrays).She'd seen the post I mentioned above and continued:
You're right about the mark of the potter's hand! I really liked your quote. I haven't read the Bible yet but I could relate to your thoughts. I agree with you that they make ceramics more special. I sometimes make delicate lines with my fingernails and leave them there on purpose. They seem to make my potteries look more warm and friendly, compared to the ones with a clean and polished surface.
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