2020 Workhouse Clay International
ICAN Merit Award



Nancy Sowder’s Dar a Luz, 14.5 in. (37 cm) in diameter, stoneware, underglazes, crystalline glaze, fired in an electric kiln, 2020.

Nancy Sowder’s artist statement:

"Dar a Luz, (to give light) is a phrase used in Spanish to refer to pregnancy; bringing a light into the world. I imagine this ceremonial piece in this way—family and friends ensure that floating candles remain burning during a woman’s labor with the intention of lighting a path for the infant into the world of form."

Award: $200 cash prize