This painting of hands working at a potter's wheel depicts the beautiful act of lending shape to wet clay. Learning to control wet clay, the smell and feel of clay form part of the exhilaration of this experience. It recalls the Genesis and how God created man from clay. The two sets of hands at the wheel symbolize the fundamental act of creation, man and woman communing to bring forth new life.
This oil painting worked on over a period of 3 - 4 months, involves layer upon layer of thin oil work, painted in the style of the Dutch masters.