Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Potter's Hands


Last month I visited Cahaba Clayworks and photographed Earthborn Pottery's Nabeel working his magic at the potter's wheel.  Today another look.

13 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful photo of the artist at work.

s.c said...

Great shot. Like it

brattcat said...

how gorgeous...such a fluid connection between pot and potter.

Wayne said...

very nice V

Birdman said...

It's in the hands, for sure. Very nice capture of an artist at work.

TheChieftess said...

wonderful shot!!! The bokeh fore and background work beautifully!!!

Bob Crowe said...

Virginia, that's brilliant. The hand barely looks human, perhaps beyond human.

Dina said...

הֲכַיּוֹצֵר הַזֶּה לֹא-אוּכַל לַעֲשׂוֹת לָכֶם, בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל--נְאֻם-יְהוָה; הִנֵּה כַחֹמֶר בְּיַד הַיּוֹצֵר, כֵּן-אַתֶּם בְּיָדִי בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל

O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in My hand, O house of Israel.

~Jeremiah 18: 6

And the most famous piyut on Yom Kippur is "Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter"--

Like the clay in the hand of the potter-
he expands it at will and contracts it at will-
so are we in Your hand, O Preserver of kindness,
look at the covenant and ignore the Accuser.
. . .

Virginia, if the prayer book had illustrations, your photo could be one.

Virginia said...

Dina,
Thank you for these. I looked for a quote and couldn't find anything I liked. These are perfect!
V

William Kendall said...

That shot makes me feel like I'm right there in the room with the potter.

Kim said...

If you have a Zazzle shop, I would love to buy cards with this image from you, V. Simply perfect.
-Kim

Virginia said...

Kim, it's available as a greeting card and larger on redbubble.com!
V

JM said...

Wonderful shot!