Dolphin Pierced Pot by Nancy Oakley
A hand-built, stone-polished and smoke-fired pot by artist Nancy Oakley of Oakleaves Native Creations. This piece is has cutouts of dolphins swimming playfully and is trimmed with braided sweetgrass.
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 University. Oakley has had her own craft business for the last 20 years, focusing on pottery and beadwork. Her pottery is stone-polished and smoke-fired and often incorporates sweetgrass used for purification in First Nation cultures.
Stone-polished and smoke-fired clay, sweetgrass
5 (diam) x 4.5 in
12.75 (diam) x 11.5 cm