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SECONDS - blue glazed porcelain Jizo - 2.5 in tall

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This item is discounted because of a defect: a crack near the bottom in the back of the statue (see the second picture). The crack occurred during firing due to warping, so this is one solid object; there is no loose part.

Usually I use glaze on white stoneware clay, not porcelain. The glaze and the porcelain body don't work well together (they contract at different rates when cooling, hence the cracking) so I rarely have an end product with these experiments at all, though the combination looks lovely. The porcelain is brighter than stoneware.

Jizo is seen by Zen Buddhists as a guardian of women, children and travelers. Jizo embodies the qualities of courage, unflagging optimism, and benevolence, and the bodhisattva vow to free all beings from suffering.


Gassho is the Japanese word for the gesture Jizo is making by placing the palms together with fingers pointing upward. This gesture is used to express greeting, request, thankfulness, deep respect, or prayer. It is also known as namasté (Sanskrit), heshi (Chinese), and wai (Thai).


About this design: I designed these statues during my period of study at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. This design is intended to evoke a feeling of calm and reverence. The statues can be used as altar figures or garden ornaments, and they’re pleasant to hold in your hand.

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Matt Leavitt
Matt Leavitt

SECONDS - blue glazed porcelain Jizo - 2.5 in tall

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain, glaze
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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