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RADIATION JOURNEY

Before Dr. Wallin emailed me about doing this request, I had a dream. In my dream, I was walking through the woods, and I came upon a creek. The water was swiftly flowing, but it was the color of caramel frosting, muddy. I turned away from the creek, but then I looked back at it. This time the water had stopped running, and the creek was dry. As I looked down into the creek, I saw pure white clay. I gathered the clay in my hands. It was as soft as a baby and as silky as a scarf. A cough disturbed me from my dream, when I opened my eyes I knew it was time for me to start back to work. I had not touched clay since I became ill, and was diagnosed with cancer. This was the first week of March 2013. I am telling this short story because I want each of you to understand how these clay vessels were formed.

I have been going to radiation treatment for the whole month of June. Radiation drains all of your energy and leaves you with many side effects. Through the night when I could not sleep because of pain, I would get up between 11:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. and go to the clay stand and create. The first time that I touched the clay, an electrical charge flowed through my right hand. I knew it was time to begin creating again. I would work on three pieces each night until I formed them.

As I stated earlier, the radiation drained me of my energy and my stomach was in a great deal of pain. When I touched the clay and began to form each vessel, the pain went away. When I had created the ten vessels, I was happy with myself.

I hope that the recipients of these vessels understand that it was a pleasure creating each of the vessels and hope that they will enjoy them as well. To MAAE, I took this commission assignment as such an honor that you all wanted me to create these vessels.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

Rachel Ballentine

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Wide Mouth Vessel

with red meteor showers

9 x 23.5

$350.00

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Three-Face Vessel

12.5 x 29

$550.00

Prissy Fox Vessel

12.5 x 29

$450.00

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Water Jug Vessel

with red meteor showers

11 x 30

$400

Gourd Shape Vessel

8 x 24

$200

sold

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Small Mouth Gourd Vessel

6 x 22.5

$200

Rustic Gourd Shape Vessel #1

8 x 24

$200

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Rustic Gourd Shape Vessel #2

8 x 24

$200

Rustic Gourd Shape Vessel

with meteor showers #3

7 x 25

$200

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Black Gourd Shape Vessel

7 x 23.5

$200

Stormy Summer Vessel

6 x 23

$200

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Red Speckles Vessel

6 x 23

$200

Hollow Hole Vessel

8 x 25

$250

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Small Water Vessel #3

8 x 24 1/2

$125

Small Water Vessel

with chicken feather texture

8 x 24

$125

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Diagonal Lines Top Vessel

9 x 24 1/2

$125

Dawn with Approaching Storm

8 x 22

$100

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Approaching Storm Vessel

12 1/2 x 25

$300

Small Storage Vessel

with carved lines

10 x 25

$100

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Water Vessel #2

12 x 36

$500

Water Vessel

with chicken feather texture

12 x 38

$850

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Stormy Weather

11 x 33

$400

Storage Vessel

13 x 37 1/2

$850

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Wedding Vessel

14 x 39
(with stand)

 

sold

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Dessert Sunset

$1,000

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Out of Africa

13 x 41.5

$2000

Long Neck Vessel

16.5 x 27

$500

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Wide Mouth Vessel

8.5 x 26

$200

Short Top Vessel

8.5 x 19

$150

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Small Gourd Shape Vessel

7 x 19

$100

Small Water Jug

smoked fired clay

7 x 21

$100

 

sold

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Mini Water Vessel #2

smoked fired clay

5 1/2 x 17

$100

 

sold

Mini Water Vessel #1

smoked fired clay

6 x 17

$100

 

sold

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Water Vessel

smoked fired clay

12 x 27

$500

Storage Vessel #4

smoked fired clay

7 x 21

$100

 

sold

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Storage Vessel #3

smoked fired clay

6 1/2 x 24

$150

 

sold

Storage Vessel #2

smoked fired clay

8 x 26

$200

 

sold

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Small Storage Vessel

smoked fired clay

7 x 24

$150

 

sold

Gain Vessel

smoked fired clay

12 x 32

$350

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Tubular Top Vessel

smoked fired clay

17 x 28

$500

Mini Dimple Top Vessel

smoked fired clay

6 x 20

$100

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Short Cylinder with horse hairs

smoked fired clay

11 x 15

$150

Thin Lip Curl Top Vessel

smoked fired clay

13 x 21

$300

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Autumn

smoked fired clay

13 x 4

$1,500

Water Vessel

smoked fired clay

13 x 32

$1000

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Long Neck Water Vessel

smoked fired clay

13 x 32

$250

Tall Cylinder Vessel

smoked fired clay

15 x 24

$350

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Water Jug

smoked fired clay

14 x 25

$325

Long Concave Vessel

16 x 24

$450

 

not for sale

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Grain Vessel

14 x 28

$350

Large Long Neck Vessel

18 x 28

$500

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Small Grain Vessel

$100

sold

Bushel Gourd shape Vessel

$100

sold

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Curl Top Vessel

$120

 

not for sale

Ruffle Top Vessel

$120

 

sold

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Texture Horse Hair Vessel

$250

 

not for sale

Rough Texture w/horse hair

$125

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Black Wild Boar

$200

Bushel Gourd Shape Vessel #2

$1500

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Small Gourd Shape Vessel

$200

Tall Water Vessel

$350

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Long Cylinder Vessel

$450

 

not for sale

Knobb Vessel

smoked fired clay

$500

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smoked fired clay
smoked fired clay
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smoked fired clay
smoked fired clay
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Pinch Pot

smoked fired clay

3 x 13.5

$25

 

sold

Texture Pinch Pot

smoked fired clay

3.5 x 12.5

$25

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Pencil Holder

smoked fired clay

3.5 x 14

$105

Small Gourd Shape Vessel

smoked fired clay

5 x 15

$300

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Small Bushel Gourd Shape Vessel #1

smoked fired clay

10 x 37

$350

 

not for sale

Long Neck Vessel

smoked fired clay

9 x 37

$250

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Water Jug

smoked fired clay

16 x 22

$600

Pear Shape Vessel

smoked fired clay

15 x 26

$500

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Small Bushel Gourd Shape Vessel #2

smoked fired clay

14 x 26

$250

Yellow Clouds Vessel

smoked fired clay

7 x 21

$125

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Dimple Lip Vessel

smoked fired clay

7.5 x 22

$225

Dragon Fly Landing

smoked fired clay

8 x 26

$550

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Smoked Vines Vessel

smoked fired clay

10 x 37

$650

Pheasant Chasing Grains

smoked fired clay

13 x 32

$550

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Octopus Searching the Bottom

smoked fired clay

17 x 24

$450

Storage Vessel #1

smoked fired clay

13 x 25.5

$1,200

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Coin Holder

smoked fired clay

3 x 15.5

$100

Small Drinking Gourd Vessel

smoked fired clay

13 x 15.5

$100

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Bushel Gourd Vessel

smoked fired clay

11 x 20

$1,500