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Turtle Box

Ceramic Box

Created by Nancy Y. Adams
Wheel-thrown ceramic box and lid hand carved in a fluted pattern. A hand-modeled turtle sits on the lid. Airbrushed matte glazes fired to maturity in an oxidation kiln. A turtle is a symbol of motherhood, longevity and awakening to opportunities. The shell is heaven, its square underside the earth. The turtle invites blessing of heaven and earth. Turtle Box is a limited edition of small boxes for personal use. The artist makes each animal individually depending on how she is feeling upon the day of making.

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