made to order morning mantra warm copper offering bowl 6 with om mandala
I was asked to integrate my writing into my metal work. So i created bowls. And they can hold things both physical and not. You can hold it, turning it round as you recite the. Intention, allowing the metal to warm in your hands. And mine combined, allowing your bowl to sing. As the moon sets. And the sun rises. May i begin my day. May i move through. Offerings have a way. These came to me and. The idea wouldn’t leave. So through my heart and hands. Small offering bowls are now made. Of body and spirit. Coming to a readiness. Set out into the ether. That holds the moon. That caresses blades of grass. As it moves past. I have always found a deep sense of peace. When working with my hands. But this idea of small metal efforts. That are shaped like cupped hands. So that you might make an offering. To whatever is meaningful in your life. And to take it wherever you need it. Heavy gauge copper sheet has been hand cut. I have hand set over 240 characters with a 2 lb hammer on a 90 lb. Anvil from the 1800s. Shaped and antiqued, then buffed. Protective satin finish created with microcrystalline wax. All are slightly different in color as that is determined by flame and quenching. Creation and forging of the bowl aside, there is almost a full hour of heartfelt letter setting invested in your piece. Each bowl arrives in a hand stitched pouch that serves as a small mat. The final picture serves an an example. This item is made of peace and copper.