These particular Skull Grinders were collected from throughout the Middle East and Eastern Europe by Ash Kyrie in hopes of preserving there historical significance.
The Dirty Canteen
A Veterans’ art collective at CR
By Gabrielle Gopinath
” …Iraq war veteran Ash Kyrie shows three ceramic bowls with nubby interiors that he calls “skull grinders.” The bowls are, he says, based on Neolithic ceramic forms that allegedly served cavemen as personal massage devices. For what it’s worth, when I Googled that phrase the hits that came up all had to do with bong accessories, but like Emerson once noted, “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”