Kiln-formed candle holder

Red Streak candle holder

What will you give your Valentine on Friday? A loving message or a red gift, or perhaps both? Here are some ideas from writers and our kiln.

Fused glass olive dish

Red Curve oval dish

My heart is ever at your service. (William Shakespeare)

If you do not have anyone to love, your heart may dry up. Love brings happiness to the ones we love. (Thick Nhat Hanh)

Kiln-formed platter

Red and Purple Straws platter

Love is never something ready made, something merely “given” to a man and woman, it is always at the same time a “task,” which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never “is” but is always only “becoming,” and what it becomes depends upon the contribution of both persons and the depth of their commitment. (John Paul II, Love and Responsibility)

Kiln-formed candle holder

Red candle-bridge

Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction. (Anais Nin)

Square kiln-formed plate

Red Curve plate

I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them–it was that promise. (Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth)

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