world of Rivers—Gratitude

world of Rivers — Gratitude, 2020
Praise and thanks for our Ancestors and Rivers

The world of Rivers — Gratitude project for 2020 is Praise and thanks for our Ancestors and Rivers. This is a community ritual art project centered in Ifa-Orisa spirituality involving research, sacred, and creative practice, learning about ancestral origins, decorating ceramic plates to honor our ancestors and waters of their places of origin, and using the plates for a celebratory ritual feast and fundraiser for water protectors.
Ritual art and sacred service for the future of Earth and all relations.
Fee is $25. Contributions gladly accepted.
I will provide supplies, show you how to make the plates, and fire them. Finished plates will be used for food service and altars in our co-created community ritual, then go home with you.
You are invited to join me in co-creating this project.
Love and hugs
Gail Williams/Iya l’Orisa Sango’bemi
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Covid-19 Pandemic — May 2, 2020 Project Update
If Shelter in-Place-and Social Distancing restrictions are still in force by August, and there is sufficient interest in the project, world of Rivers—Gratitude 2020 can be delivered as a remote, all-online project. If you are interested in participating, please return here for updates and contact me by July 1. Click on this LINK for the May 2, 2020 Update PDF
And please stay well.

world of Rivers — Gratitude Africa, plate in-progress, stoneware decorated with underglaze colors and pastels, clear overglaze, 11.75 inches diameter, © 2020
world of Rivers — Gratitude Africa, Igba Iwa Bird Plate, in-progress, stoneware decorated with underglaze colors and pastels, clear overglaze, 11.75 inches diameter, © 2020