St. Nicholas

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Father Maur Van Doorslaer, OSB
St. Andrew’s Abbey Ceramics
Valyermo, California, USA
2003
Ceramic
10 1/4 inches
Fr. Maur, from Flanders, Belgium, visited the Priory in 1965, to establish a ceramics industry. He produced a new ceramic art, called “cookies”, because of the simplicity and child-like attitude and because they reminded him of Saint Nicholas cookies given to children in Belgium. They are noted for large, wide open eyes expressing wide-eyed wonder at the beauty of God, our world and its beauty, seen as through a child’s eyes.

Available from St Andrews Abbey Ceramics