Stories of Things

Stories of Things - The Ceramic Buddha

The little ceramic Buddha sits on the shelves above my fireplace. He’s about ten inches tall and is beautifully engineered to function as a sake pitcher, cup, and cup holder. It’s a tough one to do justice with via photo. He smiles and watches the life that happens in our household.

This lil guy was made by a classmate of mine in my ceramics mold-making class in 1996. Once people see that he’s more than a buddha figure, he triggers a lot of conversation and endures a lot of curious handling. This buddha’s creator’s name was Alisa, she made five of them as her course final. At the end of each school year, a bunch of us would exchange artwork. I’m pretty sure I made out with the sweeter end of the deal on this one.