Carys Martin Ceramics
Talisman Wall Hanging - Crescent Moon
A talisman is an object that someone believes holds magical properties that bring good luck to the possessor or protect the possessor from evil or harm. Throughout human history and across all cultures, a multitude of magical rituals have been conducted for different purposes and intentions. Magic rituals led to the appearance of magical objects such as amulets which are still believed to have different warding or welcoming properties, and are thought to be able to help the wearer in various regards.
Dimensions of overall wall hanging - height 60cm x 30cm
The Moon represents our inner emotions, desires, our shadow-self, fears/worries and our dreams, our unconscious beliefs, the past and our yin or feminine goddess archetype.
The moon has always been used as a guide and human race has gazed up at the nighttime sky for tens of thousands of years, our ancestors realized the full moons importance, it was a guidepost to the seasons and even to their own activities. Our ancestors gave the full moon special names corresponding to the season and important annual occurrences and looked for meaning and guidance from the moon and stars.
This is a piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
Our beautiful keepsake box has been specifically designed for our Talisman Wall Hangings and is made with recycled materials and soy based inks. All artwork is original and designed and drawn by Carys. We worked with local Brisbane designers and manufactures whose environmental and ethical values align with ours. In using our bespoke packaging we are reducing the packaging needed and helping to spread our message, sharing the joy and creating awareness.
I am continually making and creating new work in my studio, and updating my shop with the latest creations hot out of the kiln. Follow me and see all the behind the scenes processes involved in making my pieces on Instagram @CarysMartinCeramics