Lidded Jar, 1999 

It was around 1999 that began Steven began making tall vessels he called Sanctuary Jars. In one sense the title suggests something protective such as a container for various kinds of foods that could be considered the staff of life, things such as grains, rice, flour, etc. However, on another level they suggest something almost sacred, perhaps such as a container to hold the ashes of a loved one. Sanctuary Jar in Blue, 1999, features bold black strokes against a rich blue glaze.

14.5″ x 9″ x 11.5″, 15 pounds

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