As is well known it is a custom to eat reclining at the seder, because it is a sign of royalty. And as a liberated people, we are no longer enslaved, and our able to manifest our Divinely given royal nature, free to be a 'light unto the nations'. (Isaiah 49:6)
It was with that in mind that I created the design for this seder plate, with its 22k gold accents, and iridescent luster.
In what I call 'a happy accident' this seder plate cracked in half during the firing process, reminding me of splitting of the sea that Passover commenorates.
It was repaired using the ancient technique of Kintsugi, which is the art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing our flaws and imperfection and the ability we have to heal our broken selves
As an enslaved people, we too were broken— by 200 years of harsh servitude— but just like this plate has been repaired, so too can we as individuals and as a people be restored to wholeness, made stronger and more beautiful by the ordeals we have been through.