Both ancient cultures and contemporary potters have used low-firing to great effect, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create finishes not possible with any other firing method. This smoke-fired lidded pot was created by an accomplished Canadian potter. This one is particularly special due to the survival of the actual flower. Rarely would petals come through the intense heat of the fire burning around them. Enjoy every side of this beautiful art piece.
Size: 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide, Decorative use only.
The Artist/Designer: Natalie Prevost is an award-winning clay artist with a passion for primitive smoke-fired work. A native of a small French community close to Ottawa, Ontario Canada Natalie started playing in mud long before being a clay artist. She now lives in Paris, Ontario, Canada where she has been teaching the art of pottery for 20 years. In 2007, one of her pieces was chosen as a gift for Prince Andrew, Duke of York on his visit to Canada.
“I love what I do… To keep my work fresh with shape and design I look to nature. It answers any questions I might have. I picked this art form for many reasons, one of which is having fire respond directly to the vessels and letting the earth, air, fire, and water speak for itself.”