KATE & WILL JACOBSON
The enormity of the footprint mankind has left on this Earth felt overwhelming upon the birth of our son. This piece expresses our desire to raise a child who can imagine and help create a better future for all.
We spent many years living in Sedona, Arizona surrounded by immense natural beauty. While there, we embraced the bear as our totem animal. To this day, it still represents gentle strength for us.
This piece was made while we were preparing for our move to Hawaii. Out experience here has been everything we hopes for and so much more.
This is one of our first Naked Raku pieces we were really happy with. We spent about three years smashing most of our work while developing the process.
This piece was made for our friends, John and Iris McNerny. They were building a home in Todos Santos, Mexico and shared great stories of their friends and life on the beach.
The inspiration for this came from the hex signs painted on the Pennsylvania Dutch barns of Kate's youth. It's a melding of hex signs and the Anasazi images of the Southwest desert peoples.
This piece explores personal hieroglyphics. We were reading the book, Pattern Language, at the time and were immersed in iconographic symbols and archetypal design.
Dragonflies have been a consistent image for us representing the grace of evolution. Being one of the oldest creatures on earth, they are the Lords of Time.
We were experimenting with multiple firings to create carbon shadows when this piece was made. We lost lots of pieces along the way, but delighted when they retained the grays.
We moved to an enchanted forest on the Olympic Peninsula in 1989 and became immersed in old growth policy issues. This piece explores the concept that our past informs and nurtures our future.
These were thrown on the wheel as large hollow rings. The rings were cut open and altered in various ways.
Inspired by Polynesian tattoos.
We made this piece for our dear friend Betty Hissong. An extraordinary woman, artist and activist. Oh, the afternoons spent playing Scrabble with Peggy, and Gita at her home on Mud Bay were extraordinary.