“Making a container to hold and store” – a goal of Arts in the Park potter

Posted July 03, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.

Betsy Levine of Prescott Hill Pottery in Liberty, Maine says “I have always been interested in artifacts, in ancient historical records, symbols on bowls, marks on tablets, the very earliest impulses to put our ‘prints on the sands of time,’ to decorate the implements of necessity, and thereby to create magic in their use. Placing marks on a surface feels like a profound act of humanity.

In making pots, I am exploring the relationship we have with everyday objects experienced through sight, touch, and emotion. It’s about grounding that spark of creative intention in partnership with the elements of earth, water, fire and air.

Making a container to hold and store seems a visionary statement of our place in the environment. Marking the surfaces with symbols and textures of the hand expresses spirit in a language as ancient as the first pots.”

We agree! and, therefore, she will be at Arts in the Park in Belfast on July 12 and 13.

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