Raphaela McCormack

Handmade Paper Vessels and Ceremonial Urns

Turquoise wedding vessels

Vows, or words of love, are placed inside the wedding vessels, or ceremonial vessels. I sculpt the vessels in clay then make a mold, which I cover in handmade paper made from abaca pulp, dyed with pigments. I use layers of chalk pastels on the surface. The rim of the vessels and the lids are woven with cord wrapped in threads. I fasten the lid to the base with semi precious stones and braided threads. The vessels come in a variety of colours.

6 inches high x 13 inches in circumference.

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