The Fish Fry Serving Piece is a one-of-kind collector’s item. Part of the Clementine Hunter-inspired home collection, it features the painting Fish Fry. Born and raised outside of Natchitoches Parish, Clementine Hunter spent her whole life living and working on local plantation. After moving to the historic Melrose Plantation, she began painting at the age of 52.
Her pieces drew directly from her experiences in the region. Her paintings document the farming culture that thrived in the region. Her paintings are marked by the used of striking color and expressive movement. Though self taught, her work has a passion and quality that is still celebrated today by art critics and collectors. During her lifetime she created over 4,000 pieces and became the first African American artist to have solo shows at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The authenticity and whimsy of her pieces has left an indelible mark on the art world and her talent is still celebrated today.
Fish fry is a unique piece from Hunter’s collection and we are proud to offer it. Fish fries along the Cane River are an important social event for local residents. Everyone from the are gathers to prepare and share in the day’s catch. This community traditional is perfectly captured by Hunter and lovingly displayed on this serving dish. The square serving plate plate was hand thrown by ceramic artists. The glazing technique perfectly captures the vivid realism of her work while also offering a beautiful texture.
This high quality serving plate uses the finest ceramic techniques to ensure the beauty lasts a lifetime. The Fish Fry Serving Plate also makes a wonderful gift. It’s perfect for anniversaries, holidays, and makes a truly special hostess gift. The Fish Fry serving plate is a perfect way to showcase Hunter’s work and bring beauty to any space.