Communionware

0280027-R1-E008.jpg
0280027-R1-E008.jpg
decker-smith 02.jpg
decker-smith 02.jpg
popcornpottery stoneware.jpg
popcornpottery stoneware.jpg
canterbury stoneware.jpg
canterbury stoneware.jpg
scottish-pottery.jpg
scottish-pottery.jpg
iona-pottery.jpg
iona-pottery.jpg
wortman stoneware.jpg
wortman stoneware.jpg
wortman stoneware 2.jpg
wortman stoneware 2.jpg
monasterygreetings stoneware.jpg
monasterygreetings stoneware.jpg
cokesbury-pottery.jpg
cokesbury-pottery.jpg
edwards chalice.jpg
edwards chalice.jpg
holbrooks stoneware.jpg
holbrooks stoneware.jpg
(placeholder)

by whatever name it is given in your tradition...

(placeholder)

... Eucharist, Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Breaking of the Bread -- the vessels that have held the sacred bread and wine of Christian devotion have become objects of contemplation in their own right.  An especially popular contemporary medium for the Chalice, Paten and Flagon is stoneware. Many potters have worked mindfully to offer artistic expression in their interpretations of communion ware, and, in so doing, have introduced beautiful works of art into our liturgical and spiritual lives.  


Take a look at the examples below. Which forms more clearly touch your soul in resonant and empowering ways?  Why?


Have you ever thought of taking a pottery class, as a spiritual practice, to create a communion serving set, prayers and testimonies in clay, an expression of your own spirituality, vessels for the holy re-membering of our lives with God?


(the name beneath each photo is a Web-link to that particular potter’s Website)

decker-smith

pottery

decker-smith

pottery

popcorn

pottery

canterbury

pottery

scottish-pottery

(link unavailable)

iona

pottery

wortman

Stoneware

wortman

Stoneware

monastery

greetings

edwards chalice

(link unavaliable)

cokesbury

pottery

holbrooks

pottery