Ceramic Jizo In The Meditation Garden Pottery Plaque - Blue Bird Of Happiness Namaste Wall Hanging

HandMade Carved Bodhisattva Rustic Eco Peace Tile.

Jizo, the Bodhisattva child-monk, is a much beloved figure in Japan, Korea, and China, and is becoming increasingly well known outside of these Eastern realms and I have wanted to create a pottery piece with his/her image (Jizo can be either) and here it is: Little Jizo enjoying a peaceful walk in the Meditative Garden, a symbol of introspection, serenity and personal witness. A plaque for a quiet place, or perhaps a busy one, to remind oneself to breathe and remember the peace and the positive that resides deep within.

Jizo is a special protector of children, travelers, and women, and is also known to help those who are working with a life problem or physical affliction, but as with all Bodhisattva's, Jizo is the helper of all beings. Jizo's qualities include unflagging optimism, fearlessness, and gentleness.

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This beautiful tile wall hanging is made from rolled out stoneware clay and I have carved Jizo's image into the clay and surrounded him/her with a little Garden that was created using Vintage textile blocks from India that are about 100 years old,(and carved out of pear wood!). I also stamped a little Butterfly, to keep him/her company in the Garden.....

I have applied stains to the bisqued clay and then rubbed them off here and there to give the piece a rustic look, then I added a few colored glazes to accentuate Jizo, the Butterfly and the stamped design. It has been fired a second time for durability and strength to create an inspiring piece that can be hung indoors or outside in a protected area. The Vintage Iron "Frame" is from Mexico and it used to hold a Clay Mask. I bought this on one of my first trips South of the Border in 1988, so it's got the beauty and patina of ~25 years on it's metal surface and works Perfectly as a Frame for this Rustic Jizo!! :)

The Framed hanging is 13" long and about 9" wide. The actual Clay Tile that is hanging inside the Iron "Frame" suspended by recycled copper wire is 9" long by 5 3/4" wide and is signed and dated on the back by yours truly.

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