Dream Ornaments by Nancy Oakley
Stone-polished and smoke-fired bowls embellished with a sweetgrass dreamcatcher by artist Nancy Oakley of Oakleaves Native Creations. The smoke-firing process means that each ornament is unique in its colouring and patterning, and the beads used also vary slightly.
Nancy Oakley is a First Nations artist of Mi’kmaq and Wampanoag descent. She was raised in Massachusetts and decided to move to her mother’s reserve in Eskasoni First Nation to better understand her heritage. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico and NSCAD. Oakley has had her own craft business for the last 20 years, focusing on pottery and beadwork.
Stone-polished and smoke-fired clay, glaze, sweetgrass, sinew, beads
3.25 (diam) x 2 in
8.25 (diam) x 5 cm