Pele-honua-mea ("Pele Of The Sacred Land")
Rising before us, the gleaming caldera from which molten rock waits to release her orange curtains and golden ribbons of fire.
The open pit called Halemaumau, home of Madame Pele.
This sacred place is to be approached with respect, a small world unto itself, raw and real, scorched and barrren, solitary and still, yet very much alive.
The Volcano Goddess of the ancient past and forever present.
hand built stoneware, pit fired in koa wood sawdust, gilded in 23 karat gold leaf
H. 11" x W. 10" x L. 17"