Why clay and calligraphy? Devotional art is stepping off the literal, material world and winging into the abstract realm of the deeply spiritual and personal. Materials become metaphor, so clay is the fundamental element of life, our bodies, the earth--changeable, yet changed forever when forged in fire--becoming permanent and strong. See the examples below. These images tell the story of the Passion of Christ, but they tell your story too. Where are you on this journey? Where do you see yourself in the clay, or the words?