Smoke-Fired Wall Hangings by Nancy Oakley
Stone-polished wall hangings trimmed with sweetgrass by artist Nancy Oakley of Oakleaves Native Creations. The smoke-firing process means that no two pieces are identical.
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. 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
Sizes vary by style and are listed below.
Turtle - 4.5 x 4.75 in / 11.5 x 12 cm
Feather - 7.25 x 1.75 in / 18.5 x 4.5 cm
Bear - 4.75 x 3.5 in / 12 x 9 cm