In Greek mythology, Prometheus was a Titan (like Atlas) who created man out of clay and also defied the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, thereby enabling scientific and technological progress. As punishment, Zeus had Prometheus tied to a rock where an eagle fed on his liver, only for it to regenerate the next day when the eagle would eat it again. The concept of man being created from clay or earth is a theme that can be found in many ancient myths and religions - a similarity that is intriguing in and of itself. With his sculpting human forms from clay and his gifting of fire to mankind, Prometheus can even be considered the patron god of ceramic artists - which is the overall theme of my piece. I sculpted the flames so that it can be removed and replaced with a small candle. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.
Prometheus candle holder
Wet clay model