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IMBIBE: Vessels of Illumination

Pamela Nagley Stevenson

June 17 – July 30

Researched, designed and created throughout one year by artist Pamela Nagley Stevenson, IMBIBE: Vessels of Illumination is an installation of 108 wood-fired porcelain drinking vessels, which illuminate archetypes of sacred iconography in world ceramic history. The numeral 108 is sacred in many world traditions, and the form of The Cup is an object that is universal, functional, and central to intimate moments of ceremony, celebration and spiritual offering. The vessels interpret eight thousand years of world ceramic culture, and reference ancient cups from sixty four counties and 108 archaeological sites.  The result is a stunning collection, a world family of vessels unified through a shared visual language of form, pattern and symbol.