The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power

On view @ Maine Craft Portland August 25 – October 25, 2020

Maine Craft Portland presents a challenge for our MCA craft artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces that embody one of the many meanings The Holy Grail has held over the centuries.  

The Holy Grail is a treasure that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance, often in the custody of the Fisher King. The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.

Scholars have long speculated on the origins of the Holy Grail before Chrétien, suggesting that it may contain elements of the trope of magical cauldrons from Celtic mythology and later Welsh mythology combined with Christian legend surrounding the Eucharist.
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail

Maine Craft Portland presents a challenge for our MCA craft artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces that embody one of the many meanings The Holy Grail has held over the centuries.  

Please click through on the following images to view each item individually.  There, you will be able to read each artist’s statement, view more photos of the piece, and be able to purchase the piece if desired.

The Holy Grail

MCA Craft Artist Show Participants:

Sara Palumbo

Susan Mills

Kimberly Bentley

Cathy Cantara / Homeport Pottery

Jemma Gascoine

Jaime Wing

Whitney Gill

Danielle Gerber / DMG Designs

Maria Wolff

Dee Kinloch

Joseph Webster

 

‘The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power’ is now on view at Maine Craft Portland from August 25 – October 25.  Come See 11 MCA members express their own interpretation of what The Holy Grail means to them.  Some went for classical form, mythology and equality while others remarked on the cure for our current pandemic.  This show currently can be seen in our front window any time of day or night.

For in-person viewing, please call or email ahead to make sure we are open or to schedule an appointment: 

Maine Craft Portland
207-808-8184
maria@mainecrafts.org

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