After over 25 years of exploration and experimentation, ceramist Sharon Levy has produced a variety of works using ancient methods, materials and techniques. She uses these methods and materials in contemporary ways to interpret the world around her: physically, spiritually, religiously and politically. Her works reflect the physical environment by way of the landscapes found in her boxes that utilize natural edges in addition to bas relief carving. She sees her thrown bowls as offertory in nature with a spiritual connection to the inspiration of pioneering eastern ceramists. In addition, she enjoys exploring Judaica through the current and ancient symbols, language, and colors that have become obscured due to the Judaic world's emphasis on the written word. Finally, from time to time, she feels a need to express her point of view on global political situations, whether referencing starvation in foreign countries or worldwide bigotry and ignorance.
Each item is individually hand-built or hand thrown on a wheel and therefore, each item is unique in size, shape and decoration. Sets will be as closely related as the natural materials allow.
The stoneware is high-fired to cone 6, making all items oven, microwave, dishwasher, freezer, liquid, and food safe. If frozen, please allow item to come to room temperature before placing in oven or microwave.
DO NOT place item directly on open flame or electric burner.