- Miriam Pot
Translation of Hebrew: "Blessed is Yah (feminine), who replenishes the well of Miriam the Prophet."(Prayer adapted from Dorshei Derekh Women's Haftarah Group, Philadelphia, PA)
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The view into the interior of this rather deep bowl echoes painted bowls the ancient pueblo people left behind a thousand years ago, and whose shards are found all over the Southwest United States. This design is a tribute to those (probably women) potters and their descendants. The bowl may be used in meditation and for hand-washing, to prepare for ceremony. The 'Swirling Seas' image refers to the bravery of Miriam in opening the Waters of Liberation: It is necessary to take the first step of Liberation before one knows the outcome. So may it be with us.
Lia Lynn Rosen is an artist/potter and art educator living in the Southwest. Her work combines the aesthetics of the artistic traditions found in New Mexico with contemporary Jewish feminist insights. She sponsors retreats and workshops joining artistic and spiritual renewal. She is currently envisioning a Yotzeret/Sacred Potter ceremony, to mark her joint commitments as artist, educator and Jewish leader. Her work, teaching and writings can be accessed at www.liarosen.net or email@example.com.