2021 The News

Type of art: Sculpture - Stone, Bronze, Other



2021 The News was hand-built with slabs of clay. It was first fired in an electric kiln to reach a temperature of about 1900 degrees. Since ferrous oxide is noxious the second firing was done outside in a gas raku kiln. When the temperature reaches about 1800 degrees, the gas is turned off and the piece is removed from the kiln while red hot. The ferrous oxide is rapidly sprayed on when the piece is cooled to the correct temperature. Too hot or too cool and it either burns off or turns nearly black instead of the beautiful rust brown color.

2021 The News was created with a lid to symbolize there is a lot that goes into what we hear. The center of the piece represents the actual news - what we are being told on a daily basis...the color of rust represents how everything in the news reports is about decay - whether it is Covid related, foreign affairs, being cancelled...it goes on and on and on...

Materials: Raku clay and ferrous oxide

Technique: Raku

Size: 19.5" x 13.75" x 3.25"

Price: $450
Eva Cantrell
Cherokee Nation
Eva L Cantrell, Cherokee artist, lives on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma. She is a multi-award-winning and trained under renowned artists Jane Osti, Crystal Hanna and Troy Jackson. Cantrell has participated in Cherokee Art Market, SWAIA, SEASAM, Artesian Arts Festival, and more. She mixes contemporary methods with traditional themes in order to teach others native stories and the meanings behind the symbols in her pottery. She uses traditional methods with contemporary materials in creating the Cherokee double-wall baskets and contemporary materials for contemporary textile work.
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