KATE & WILL JACOBSON

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SleepingGiant_16x16x16_Clay_2001
SleepingGiant_16x16x16_Clay_2001

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.

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Ursa_20x15_Clay_1987
Ursa_20x15_Clay_1987

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.

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Wahine_17x11x1_Clay_2001
Wahine_17x11x1_Clay_2001

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.

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Discovery_10x10x10_1985
Discovery_10x10x10_1985

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.

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NakedLadiesDancingontheBeach,1992
NakedLadiesDancingontheBeach,1992

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.

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Squash Blossom_12x12Clay_1987
Squash Blossom_12x12Clay_1987

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.

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Arc, 15 x 20 x 7, 1993
Arc, 15 x 20 x 7, 1993

This piece explores personal hieroglyphics. We were reading the book, Pattern Language, at the time and were immersed in iconographic symbols and archetypal design.

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Dragonfly_12x20x20_Clay_1993
Dragonfly_12x20x20_Clay_1993

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.

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Smokedancer_12x12x12_Clay_1985
Smokedancer_12x12x12_Clay_1985
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Triad_20x16x16_Clay_1989
Triad_20x16x16_Clay_1989

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.

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Sprials 20x28 1986
Sprials 20x28 1986
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AncientFuture_18x16x16_Clay_1990
AncientFuture_18x16x16_Clay_1990

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.

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BearArc_16x16x5_1998
BearArc_16x16x5_1998

These were thrown on the wheel as large hollow rings. The rings were cut open and altered in various ways.

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TribalLanguage_16x18x18_2010
TribalLanguage_16x18x18_2010

Inspired by Polynesian tattoos.

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Sentinel_22x15x15_Clay_1993
Sentinel_22x15x15_Clay_1993

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.

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