Pine Cone Pitcher, Pine Cone Bowl, Pine Cone Wine Cooler
Well, I've rambled on a bit. But I can't help but think about this when I look at the three beautiful ceramic pieces in the Autumnal Tints exhibition by Robert Santerre, of Arrowsic, Maine. The pine needles and pine cones on these pieces are actually impressions of real pine needles and pine cones that are pressed into the clay after it is allowed to dry to a "leather-hard" stage. Then, after the piece has dried completely, it is fired to a low temperature, burning out the plant residue. The impressed "image" of the plant is then filled in with colored ceramic stains. The piece is then dipped in a clear over-glaze and fired once again. As a result of this process, not only do these impressions from plant material result in an image that is botanically correct, but each piece is completely unique. Any of these pieces would bring a piece of Maine right into your home.
The three pieces may be purchased together for $700. Individually, the Pine Cone Pitcher is available for $175, the Pine Cone Bowl is $350, and the Pine Cone Wine Cooler is $175. Please Contact Christine Cote at email@example.com or 207.837.5760.
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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
October 11, 2009