Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer for an organization in my community that offers art therapy through clay. Every year, Say it With Clay hosts a fundraiser called Faces of Value. Clay masks created by the talented Say it With Clay staff and local special guests are auctioned off to support their programs. According to their website:
“Funds raised at this event will support scholarships for special needs children and adults to participate in Say It With Clay’s therapeutic programs using clay to provide compelling alternative channels for communication – a key component of healing and well-being.”
My mask, Oak Mother, came out of my love of taking walks in the woods. Working with clay feels so close to the earth. I loved seeing this design come through and feeling the direct connection with nature that the tree bark, bird, and flowers represent.