Searching For The Grail

An Exhibition of Art Pottery by Mary Christopher

March 29th – April 28th

Artist reception on Friday, March 29th – 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You may remember Parcival, the medieval prince. His mother raised him deep in the forest far away from evil persons at court who plotted to kill him. He was kept apart from the life he was born to. By the time he left his mother to seek his fortune, he was so lacking in experience that those he met along his journey mistook him for a simpleton. Parcival’s search for the Holy Grail is a story of a fool who wends his way seeking the most powerful of all kings whom he deems worthy of his service.

Some think the grail is a chalice which has also become a symbol of womanhood.

Picture the wonderfully malleable material I work with. Clay is stuff that loves mostly to form into a bowl, a cup, a vessel. Potters respect the nature of clay when they form these things. I challenge myself to make vessels, chalices in particular, that stand for the new woman. I search for an image of the fully realized, strong woman who reasons with a feeling heart.

– Mary Christopher

Grail Chalices by Mary Christopher