Pagan traditions recognised the fish as a feminine symbol of fertility and an attribute of the Goddess. Water is a natural emblem of the flow of the Divine Mother principal, and as such, all creatures of the water (including fish) are aspects of the fertility and power of the female deity. In Norse and ancient European cultures, the fish had symbolic meanings of adaptability, determination, and the flow of life.
I do ceramic fishes to embraise those attributes and make them actively part of my life.
My grand aunt Antonieta used to have a ring dish on her night table and when I was staying for sleep over I used to try her rings. As a little girl I liked how the rings where shinning on her fingers so I did wonder if they were looking nice on me just as they were on her fingers. They were always too big but now at least I have one and every time I were it reminds me of my aunt.
Antonieta was also a creator, she was one of those fabulous woman that new how to knit, stitch, do embroidery and pastries. She was always creating, weekends at her house was like been in a factory of wonders. Tia Antonieta inspired my dishes, I like to think that they will keep meaningful objects or memories for you in a save place.
The photos that I am sharing are a courtesy from Sonia, one of my customers, aren't they lovely? Thank you Sonia for sharing your collection of small dishes, they are really beautiful and I am proud to be part of it.