Heather Mccartney Pottery

Here is a collection of photos of tea pots from Heather's housewear collection she made in 1999,and purchased by our blog reader Thomas recently and he was kind enough to take pictures of them and send them to me,thank you so much Thomas.


Thomas Patten said...

Do you know what the symbolism on the pottery is? I'm assuming it is more than just a design.

Nawel said...

I think it has something to do with Huichol and Tarahumara tribes where she lived in the lata 80's,here is a blog where you may find more informations

Thomas said...

Thank you! This is what I found based on your information.

"Heather McCartney, 36-year-old daughter of the late Linda McCartney, was launching her new housewares collection, including textiles, tabletop, pottery, clocks, picture frames, tea lights, candles and soaps in bright, graphic designs inspired by the art of the Huichol and Tarahumara Indians. McCartney was born in the American Southwest and lived in Mexico with the two ancient tribes 10 years ago.

Her designs, in vivid shades of blue, green, yellow and orange, incorporate primitive tribal symbols: lightning, for the spark of life; arrows, sybolizing fertility and alertness; the sun, representing the supreme life-giver; and a cross through the sun, depicting the four seasons and the four directions, east, west, north and south. Through her art, McCartney said she hopes to bring attention to protecting the Huichol and Tarahumara tribes and their environment."

Ceramics were handpainted in Spain and contain only natural minerals and pigments.

Nawel said...

Thanks for the artcle and link Thomas

Thomas said...

I didn't realize it, but I think the person mentioned in the 2nd to last paragraph of the article was the person who I received it from through auction.