Secret Valentine Heart

Sale price$195.00
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Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi has worked with clay for over 25 years. As a little girl, she was fascinated with the items found on and in her Grandmother’s dresser. It was filled with old button boxes, crazy quilts, and hand tatted lace. Laurie is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her pottery is inspired by the traditional needle crafts made by women in the 19th and early 20th century. Using a combination of wheel throwing, coil, and slab techniques she transforms vintage designs into contemporary stoneware. The work is somewhat spontaneous.

Hand-built stoneware heart. Glazed by hand with small brushes to bring out the detail in pattern and texture. Each will vary slightly. A picture wire is attached to the back for easy hanging; two small nails are recommended to avoid slippage. Direction of the arrow will vary. Size does not include width of the arrow. The wood from the arrow is collected driftwood from the shores of the Mississippi River. The hearts look wonderful in a grouping inside the home or outside on a front porch or garden shed. Bring indoors when temperatures dip below 35 degrees. All glazes are food safe, and hand washing is recommended.

  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Outdoor temperature range: 35°-150° F
  • Includes protective coating
  • Glossy finish and matte finish
  • Ceramic: fired at cone 6
  • Signed by the artist
  • Materials: Stoneware

Dimensions are approximately 13" W 9" H.