This bowl was made by Miriam Jones, a wood turner from Llanengan, a small village on Hell's Mouth. More of her work can be seen at www.Miriamjones.co.uk. This bowl was specially comissioned by us in Welsh and English. The words come from a poem by Philip Larkin concerning a tomb in Chichester Cathedral of Richard Fitzalan, earl of Arundel, and his second wife, Eleanor of Lancaster.
The hand guesture is unusual in a mediaeval tomb and leads the poet to reflect on what this meant, leading to his conclusion in the final line "What will survive of us is love." On learning of the likely cost of what politicians call "social care", Larkin may well be right!