Sara Ayers Catawba Candle Holder, Signed. The piece is signed on the base "Sara Ayers/Catawba".Perhaps the best-known Catawba Indian potter in recent years was Sara Ayers, whose signed art is among the most sought-after by collectors. Born in 1919 on the reservation near Rock Hill SC, she was the daughter of David A. Harris, chief of the Catawba Nation from 1905 to 1917.
Sara learned to make pottery from her sisters and under the influence of her grandmother. She made pottery in the traditional Catawban manner, gathering several types of clay in locations that have been the customary digging sites for generations.She formed the pieces by hand and rubbed them smooth using stones and tools that were used by her grandmother. Sara received considerable recognition in her lifetime, including the South Carolina Folk Heritage Award. She is quoted as saying Pottery is my life.
It has helped me through some of life's rocky times. The item "Vintage Sara Ayers Catawba Candle Holder Cherokee NC Signed" is in sale since Tuesday, June 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "aspeninspiration" and is located in Mount Vernon, Indiana.This item can be shipped to United States.