Wall Hamsah by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
For centuries the hamsa has been used as a symbol of good luck. Originating some thousands of years ago in the Far East, the hand represents the protective hand of god. This magical hand, also known as the Hamsa Hand, the Hand of Fatima, or the Hand of Miriam, is known to draw positive energy, happiness, riches and health to it’s owner. The extremely popular symbol has also been associated with bringing people luck, love, and protection from the curse of the evil eye.
Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi has worked with clay for over 25 years. Inspiration for her work comes from memories of items found on her Grandmother’s dresser, old quilts and button boxes. Visions of tiny flowers nestled in the crevices of an old stone wall or the patterns of plowed fields and old barn siding seen along the country roads in the Midwest are planted deep in her soul and come to the surface while she is working in her studio. Distinguished by a vibrant pallet, lush with intricate detail and whimsy, Laurie’s pottery has a feminine, playful touch that speaks to contemporary sensibilities with bits of nostalgia woven into each piece.Price: $130.00