Cotton Picking Serving Piece
Featuring one of Clementine Hunter’s most recognizable work, the Cotton Picking Serving plate is a lovely addition to any home. Hand thrown and meticulously glazed, the large round serving plate is both functional and beautiful. It makes a wonderful centerpiece for any meal time gathering, but can also be displayed in a kitchen or dining room as a decorative work of art.
The folk art of Clementine Hunter is praised around the world for its beautiful colors, playful depictions of everyday subject matter, and bold expression. Learning to paint at age 52 on the historic Melrose Plantation, Hunter became the first African American artist to have solo shows at both the New Orleans Museum of Art and Northwestern State College.
Born and raised outside of Natchitoches Parish, Hunter spent her whole life living and working on local plantations. It was from these experiences she drew the inspiration for her work. Over her lifetime she created over 4,000 paintings, each offering a window into the lifestyle of the plantation worker.
The featured painting, Cotton Picking shows the harvest and preparation of cotton at Melrose Plantation. At the time, Melrose Plantation was the largest cotton plantation in Louisiana. This beautiful work shows the hard work of the farmers from a time since past.
The Cotton Picking Serving Piece is one of the most sought after pieces in the Clementine Hunter inspired home collection. It’s a both a unique standalone piece and a great addition to any folk art collection.
The bright colors and unusual subject matter make it an ideal conversation starter that will be admired by everyone. The Cotton Picking Service piece also makes a thoughtful gift for art lovers and ceramics collectors.
The Cotton Picking Serving Piece is extremely handmade and extremely high quality so its beauty will last for years to come.