When given a lit cone of incense or choice of cleansing medicine, the rattlesnake breathes smoke!
The base of the smoker was thrown on the pottery wheel with brown stoneware clay. Once firm, the rattlesnake was attached and hand-sculpted. The mushrooms and details were added over several hours.
After slow drying for a couple weeks, this piece was fired in the kiln twice. The rattlesnake is wrapping around two clusters of AAA+ clear quartz that bathed in the healing light of the full moon.
The outside of the smoker is raw, exposed clay. The inside is coated in a glossy glaze and the mushrooms feature a white, satin glaze.
The serpent symbolizes surrender, release, death and rebirth. In order to survive, serpents must routinely shed what keeps them from growing and no longer serves. Serpent energy is an empowering and comforting ally to lean on in times of transition and uncertainty.
5.75 inches | 14.5 centimeters tall
4.5 inches | 11.5 centimeters wide