Carys Martin Ceramics
Talisman Wall Hanging - Hand of Hamsa
Hamsa Hand | This wall hanging is made by hand throwing a slab of clay and then cutting the design. The pattern is applied using different colour clay slips, hand cut Japanese tissue transfer and hand painted oxide. I use wax resist to build up the layers of pattern. The 12 carat gold lustre is applied and left to cure before firing for the third time. Each piece is unique whilst complimenting the rest of the series. Once the ceramic pieces are completed they are assembled with added found materials.
Dimensions of overall wall hanging - height 40cm x width 16cm
Dimensions of Hasma Hand only - height 18cm x width 16cm
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.
The Hamsa Hand is in all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The Hand of Fatima is considered a strong symbol of protection, power and strength. Intended to protect the home from evil and keep the household members safe.
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