Chris Moench

Studio No. 30

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1896 Yew Street Road
Bellingham 98229


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My contemporary prayer wheels are moving sculptures that explore themes of hope and renewal. My first prayer wheel was carved in 2000 in response to a tragic pipeline explosion that killed three children in my hometown. I seek to narrate stories about natural and timeless cycles of life, death, and rebirth.

Each hand-thrown porcelain or stone-ware vessel is carved and painted with glazes or oxides, and fired in a gas or electric kiln. The finished vessels are mounted on a metal turntable allowing the piece to spin freely with the touch of a hand. They can hold written messages.

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