Smudge Bowls by Nancy Oakley
Handmade smudge bowls by artist Nancy Oakley of Oakleaves Native Creations. Smudge bowls are heat-resistant bowls that you use for smudging to hold your sacred medicines while they are burning. The smoke-firing process creates patterns and textures on the clay and glaze, ensuring that no two bowls are exactly alike.
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. Nancy has had her own craft business for the last 20 years, focusing on pottery and beadwork.
Stone-polished and smoke-fired clay, sweetgrass, glaze
4 (diam) x 1.5 in
10 (diam) x 4 cm