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Filled to Overflowing Kiddush Cup

One of the primary ritual objects in Shabbat is the Kiddush cup. My Kiddush cup and saucer set allow the wine to be filled to overflowing, symbolizing the abundance of Shabbat. The goblet and bowl-like saucer combination offer an unprecedented form in the Judaica tradition. I hope to invite playfulness by making room for the liquid to spill out of the cup and into the saucer. In addition, the forms undulate and provide interesting places for the fingers to linger, a metaphor for the relaxed appreciation of this day, and an invitation to enjoy the sensuousness of rest and reflection. Bright and colorful glazes reflect joy and playfulness, while still being beautiful for the sanctification of the Sabbath.