Bear Cub's First Salmon Run
This piece speaks to a critical environmental interdependence. The bear cub's life depends on the spawning salmon. The salmon depend on clean water from the surrounding watershed which is provided by a forest environment nourished by droppings and salmon parts left by the bear. This pot was hand built and carved. It was coated with refined slip (terra sigillata) and smoke fired in a reduction atmosphere (Raku).