The Heart of Pennsylvania

$75.00

2”t X 7”w
I was just back from a trip to Pennsylvania visiting relatives and searching for more information on my colonial ancestors. This heart reflects those deep American roots.

I scattered glass across the bisque surface before the final firing which created an interesting crackle effect.
Some of the glass is a spring green and I chose to carry it to the upper edge by wrapping with the same color. The bottom is protected by leather that, in this case, I kept the felt side out for the softness it provides.

I used a combination of glycerin prepared pine needles, wild oats (natural and dyed), juncus rushes, and sweet grass (smells sooo good) for the coiling. I started coiling with a narrow gauge at the base and changed to a slightly wider gauge as I came up the sides.

I made this over the course of about 3-4 days (while packing to move to North Carolina).

It’s a special little basket for holding anything your imagination desires: jewelry, keys, candy, guitar picks, business cards, or any small treasures. Enjoy!

Any questions about this piece or my process, please send me a note.

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