Sarah Lawless PotteryArts & Entertainment in Kaslo, British Columbia
As an artist, you never know how much your work can touch people's lives. This order of dishes was commissioned by a group of friends, in memory of their friend Paul. He had several pieces of my pottery in his home, and his friends' memories of him include sharing of meals and drinking tea from these pieces of pottery. Needless to say, I was honoured and deeply touched by this request. I only met Paul on a couple of brief occasions, but his face arose in my mind many times as I worked on this project, and I often felt that his spirit was guiding the work itself.