A beautiful unique hand built stoneware heart with patterns are created by pressing vintage lace into soft clay, giving a contemporary piece of art a connection to the past. Each heart is glazed by hand with small brushes to bring out the detail in pattern and texture. Each piece will vary slightly. A picture wire is attached to the back for easy hanging (two small nails are recommended). The hearts look wonderful in a grouping inside the home or outside on a front porch or garden shed. Bring indoors when temperatures are lower than 35 degrees. All glazes are food safe, and hand washing is recommended.
Approximate Dimensions: 6″ H x 5″ W x 1″ D
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’s pottery is inspired by the traditional needle crafts made by women in the 19th and early 20th century. She strives for a non-manicured organic look, by layering impressions taken from vintage lace, buttons, and hand made stamps. Influenced by the colors and textures found in her travels throughout France, Italy, Spain and the rural Midwest, her pallet is lush and vibrant.
5% of Laurie’s heart sales are donated to Haiti Scholars which provides Haitian children with tuition, supplies, fresh water at home and education support.