Three Totemic vases

Vases are made in Black porcelain, these pieces are relief carved with

1) Shaman,

2) Wolf mask,

3) Bear and Frog.

This is my potter's adaptation from both the Haida traditional carved Argillite sculptures, and the totem poles tradition.​

The Bear and Frog vase elicited a question from a viewer, about the meaning of the design. To answer the question, I composed a humorous short story also titled 'Bear and frog',​ in which Frog negotiates her way out of Bear's mouth. It was a good day for the Frog in the end. I use this story as a foundation for several art projects in native and mainstream classes.