About this object

Cultural context

tourist art; craft

Specific techniques

Emily Carr made crafts such as this to supplement her income starting around 1924, signing them "Klee Wyck". She dug local clay herself, hand-built the pottery, single-fired the pieces in a home-made kiln in her backyard and then painted them with Northwest Coast style motifs.

Physical description

A container with eagle features. The beak and feet protrude from the front; wings are at sides in relief; eyes and brows are in relief; feathers on belly are incised; tail protrudes at base. Features are painted in brown and beige. Underside is inscribed with name, "Klee Wyck," and initials, "M.E.C."