Sacred Fire

Pottery by Joshua Crittenden

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Size: 4" h x 5" w

Category: Pottery

Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee

Artwork Description:

Made with clay dug from Texan soil, this piece was created with the Cherokee's most important element, fire. After being hand thrown into a cylinder, the wet piece was brushed with soluble glass and burned with the fire of a blow torch until the outside of the pot was hardened. From there it was widened into a round pot creating cracks across the entire surface. Fire is believed by the Cherokee to be the medium of transformation, turning offerings into gifts for spiritual intercessors.

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