Amanda Swimmer has never used a potters wheel. All of her pots are hand made, larger ones using traditional Cherokee methods, i.e., the coil method ~ Smaller pieces are completely formed by hand. Her pots are pit-fired ~ their varied coloration derived from different wood types along with placement, firing time and temperature. She smoothes her pots using river stones and designs them with home made tools, paddles and seashells. A recipient of the 1994 NC Folk Heritage award, Amanda Swimmer's work is displayed in museums in North Carolina, Washington DC, and New Mexico.
This TINY TREASURE was purchased directly from Amanda Swimmer ~ It is one of the very few miniature wedding vases we've seen in our years of collecting. As is always the case... the tiniest pieces are the toughest to make. ... read more