Scarred Pots in the Wild
- JANUARY 2021
Ceramicist Rachel Ho has made a number of scarred pots and placed them in public outdoor locations around the town of Stoke in the city of Stoke-on-Trent for people to discover and keep. Rachel's work is inspired by Kintsugi, an ancient Japanese method of mending broken pottery with gold, as a result, the pots become more beautiful and precious. She deliberately scars each pot and fills the scar with gold; expressing the mystery of new beginnings and new life even in our deepest pain. These golden scars represent all our stories of loss and reflect the beauty of hope and healing.
I'm glad you found my scarred pot. I hope it is a little whisper of hope into your life. I'd love to hear from you. Where did you find the scarred pot and why did it resonate with you? Please leave your comment here so it can be shared on this site and read by others, all comments will remain anonymous. Thank you!