This lovely dragonfly seed pot shows this celebrate potter’s graceful approach to design, and total control of her medium. The colors are all natural clay slips and/or plant-derived; the clay is hand-made, hand-coiled, hand-burnished and -painted, and pit-fired, of course.Dragonflies live around waterways, so symbolize the presence of this precious resource. Here, dragonflies of various sizes and decoration flit over the surface, as if darting and diving over a creek. Incised spiral forms of water symbols flow all around and below the dragonflies, while dots and circles represent water and raindrops. There is also an angular spiral symbolizing wind and clouds. All very good luck! The incised cornstalk on the bottom is both the artist’s clan sign and signature, and a further emphasis on the beneficial power of water. Clay slips in cream, beige and terra cotta red add warm and subtle color to the stone-polished black background.A lovely balance of animation, color and subtle texture, this graceful design has meaning as well as beauty.
Natural Clay, Natural Pigments
Height: 2 5/8″ Diameter: 1 7/8″