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Hearts of clay



The heart as an icon :


The use of the heart as an icon for love and devotion has been one of the most enduring through the ages. In the traditional art and folklore of Europe, the heart symbol was drawn in a stylized shape. This shape is typically coloured red, suggesting both blood and, in many cultures, passion and strong emotion. The heart, as one of the red suits in playing cards decks, have existed since the 15th century. The shape is particularly associated with romantic love; it is often seen on St. Valentine’s Day cards, chocolate boxes, and similar popular culture artifacts as a symbol of romantic love. In Eastern spitiuality, the heart is depicted as a lotus with 12 petals, vermilion coloured and known as the Anahata Chakra.

Pink ceramic heart vase by Haeger

Vintage 1980s Haeger Ceramic heart vase



The heart symbol can be traced to before the last Ice Age. Cro-Magnon hunters in Europe used the symbol in pictograms, though it remains a mystery exactly what meaning it held for them. The symbol didn’t become universal until the Middle Ages. The heart icon became a major symbol for medieval heraldry, where it was used to signify sincerity and clarity. In art and chivalric literature, the heart became increasingly seen as synonymous to the Holy Grail.

The Egyptians believed that the heart was the center of life and morality. Egyptian mythology held the belief that after death, your heart is taken to the Hall of Maat to meet the  the Goddess of Justice. There your heart is weighed against the Feather of Maat. If your heart is lighter than the Feather, you join Osiris in the afterlife. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love.

Darrielles Clay Art dish with carved surface

Heart Dish – Darrielles Clay Art



French Daum vase with pink leaf decoration

Daum VaseBlack hearts on pink background - Durand Iridescent Glass Vase

Durand Iridescent Glass Vase


Barovier and Toso-vase in a pink glass

Barovier and Toso pink contemporary vase



A dog sniffing a red poppy flower

SehnsuchtCarved wooden vase - Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe elegant wood carved vase



Natalie Pappas Heart Mugs - NKP Designs

‘Heart Mugs’ – Natalie Pappas – NKP Designs



Art Nouveau bronze bottle with red flowers and undulating stems on a blue background

Art Nouveau flask – (1890 – 1900)

© Bridgeman Art Library  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

Gift of Mr and Mrs John Mecom, Jnr  Design and Artists Copyright Society



Crystalline glaze heart shape vessel - Hein Severijns

Crystalline glaze – Hein Severijns



Paloma Pottery blue glass heart pendant

Paloma Pottery glas pendant



Smokey heart mug

Smokey Heart Mug

( fine mess pottery )

Anita Feng Bodhi Leaf Heart

Bodhi Leaf Heart Sculpture

Anita Feng



Buddha statue with large pink crystal

Large pink crystal next to Buddha

( woman with wings blog )



 Red glaze Royal Doulton Flambe Lobed Gourd Shaped Baluster Vase,

 Royal Doulton Flambe Lobed Gourd Shaped Baluster Vase, early 20th c.



Abstract design plate-Jack Charney

Jack Charney




Antique Victorian Pink Iris motif vase


A girl painting a heart


Pink Satin Glass Vintage Rose Bud Vase Fluted Rim

Satin Glass Vintage Rose Bud Vase Fluted Rim



Outdoor twin red heart sculpture

‘Twin red hearts’ via Mudworks Pottery


Pink and red LE-VERRE-FRANCAIS tall glass vase

Tall cameo glass vase – La Verre Francais



Jesus mosaic wall art - Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Mosaic of Jesus

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Christopher Mathie small neck hand thrown Raku Red Vessel

Hand thrown Raku Red Vessel

Christopher Mathie



Pink rose vase by Rockwood

Rockwood pink rose vase



Wedgewood Pink Jasperware Vase with white flowers motif

Wedgewood Pink Jasperware Vase

White ceramic cherub with pink mosaic heart

Shabby Chic Home Decor

Matt glaze pink-ovoid vase

Ovoid pink vase

Albert-Louis Dammouse ceramic cup on stand - Musee d'Orsay - Paris

Albert-Louis Dammouse  – Cup on stand  – 1910

Musee d’Orsay  – Paris

Koru Heart

Koru Heart – red

( NZ ceramic artist Robyn Kunin )

Artist laurel True - Yerba Buena Mosaic Heart, San Francisco

Yerba Buena Mosaic Heart, San Francisco

Laurel True


Red flared lip vase

Rich red vase

Pair of French Sarreguemines Pink Glazed Vases.

Pair of Sarreguemines Pink Glazed Vases.

Yamoto folded ceramic vessel

Folded ceramic vase – Yamoto



Frosted Crystal Heart Perfume Bottle in red and frosted glass

Frosted Crystal  Heart Perfume Bottle



Chris Hawkins raku vessel in orange in pink hues

Chris Hawkins raku vessel

Healing fractal heart image

Healing Heart Fractal

Updated  27/6/2013 :

Marble leaf tray set

Marble heart leaf tray set with meenakari and kundan work painting – Jaipur

Lynne Armstrong Earthenware heart with carved surface

Lynne Armstrong Earthenware Heart – Dallas Tx

Photo Evans Caglage

Natural Rock Heart

Natural Rock Heart

Cecilia Artistic Ceramics cups with red heart motifs

Cecilia Artistic Ceramics  – Italy

Wall art Raku Nature Inspired Hand Built Ceramics by Elena Miller

Raku Nature Inspired Hand Built Ceramics by Elena Miller

Choi Jeong Hwa red lotus in water - Western Australia

Red Lotus sculpture by Choi Jeong Hwa, Perth, AUSTRALIA, 2012

Lino Tagliapietra red glass Vase c1979-80

Lino Tagliapietra Vase   c 1979 – 1980

( Skinner Auctions )

Sally and Neil MacDonell ceramics

Sally and Neil MacDonell  large ceramic heart  – UK

Qing Dynasty Qia Long Imperial bottle - red flowers pattern on brass surface

Qing Dynasty Qia Long Imperial Ware Vase



This heart-shaped pendant consists of a gold plated silver plate in which are embedded cornelians from Afghanistan

Silver and Cornelian heart shaped pendant

Afghanistan, 18th-19th century

Paris – Musée du quai Branly

Bill Campbell Ceramic Vase

Bill Campbell Vase

Red roses on a green teapot - Yvonne Brown

Red roses teapot – Yvonne Brown

Charles Lotton Opal Cypriot lamp - blue flowers on a pink background

 A Charles Lotton Opal Cypriot lamp


Schoonhoven-vase,-Dutch bulbous shape with painted organic designs on a mottled pink and ivory ground.

Schoonhoven vase, Dutch, bulbous shape with painted organic designs

Tina Amidon red mosaic sculpture vessel

Tina Amidon heart mosaic, Oakland

Amphora Art Nouveau vase, in the Volate

Amphora vase, in the Volate

Jonathan Harris Glass Amphora-Gold-Ruby vase

Eden Amphora Gold Ruby

Jonathan Harris Glass

elephant-heart Justin-and-Jason-Senft

Elephant Heart

Justin and Jason Senft Photography

Leon Volkmar pink and white vaseLeon Volkmar vase

Yolanda’s Pink, Gold and Red Mosaic Heart

Yolanda’s Mosaic Heart on Flickr – Institute of Mosaic Art

Art Nouveau glass vase

Art Nouveau glass vase

Fimo Heart

Fimo Heart By Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi

Anthony Hansen - wall hearts

Anthony Hansen – 3 wall hearts

Ecole-de-Nancy---céramique vase with floral motif

Ecole de Nancy and Pierre Joseph Mougin ceramic Mougin, large bottle Syrène or Nymph. porcelain

romyandclare-on-Etsy ceramic carved surface heart bowls



Barbara Hertel

Oregon Potters

carved stone heart - labrocanteuse.blogspot.com.au

Heart in hand stone carved



Love Sculpture – James Avery

Wednesday's-Child'-is-a-graceful statue by Helen Sinclair

‘Wednesday’s Child’ by Helen Sinclair

Potted Pink Arum Lilies

Potted Pink Arum Lilies






Raku heart family – Martin O’Neil





Heart shaped glass vase – Murano, Italy




Southwest Heart Treasure Box, by JillsTreasureChest-etsy



Retro Futurism Heart Cone Chair – Verner Panton




Mitchell-Grafton,-Grafton-Studios Queen Of Hearts red and white ceramic figurine

‘Queen Of Hearts’ – Michael Grafton




Bleeding-Hearts-flowers in a pinky red

Bleeding Heart Flower

( don’t ingest, it’s poisonous )





 French Angel sculpture with rhinestone halo and a jewelled gold heart

Anita Spero Design



a-big-heart-like-this - Josepha-Résine sculpture

‘A big heart like this’ – Josepha Résine

Starting her career as  French fashion designer, Josepha Résine moved onto sculpting.



(Dominique-Seiwert)BEACH-HEART-LOLITA-JAUNE,-2013 abstract heart sculpture

‘Beach Heart Lolita Jaune’ – Dominique Seiwert




Optical heart pattern on female body – canvas by Chris Maher



Chris Maher-Heart-Symmetrical-Cloudscape

Chris Maher – ‘Symmetrical Cloudscape’




Edgecomb Potters – Hearts for Gosia





Jumbo repurposed metal sculpture— Anthony Hansen



Juz-Kitson ceramic heart sculpture

Juz Kitson




Mosaic glass heart— Shelly Armas




Pink Art-Glass-and-Silver-Perfume-Bottle

Pink glass perfume bottle



Cecelia-Ceramiche ceramic heart cork stoppers

Cecelia Ceramiche ceramic hearts




Dew Hearts Pottery





Stevie Wonder was a prolific writer of love songs so I have included two here from his classic 1979 double album ” Journey through the secret life of plants “


‘Tree’ – Stevie Wonder

‘Outside my window’ – Stevie Wonder