Resident Chef: Jorge Vallejo
Artist: Nena Escobar
Covered Bean Pot
Wheel thrown glazed porcelain with cobalt corn stalk decoration.
Bowl: 9.75" D with handle x 7.75" D x 2.625" H
Lid: 6.5 & 7" W x 2.75" H (base 1.375" H with small knob handle 1.25" H)
All pieces have been gently used and may show characteristic markings and scuffs indicating such.
This item is available for pre-order. Pick-up at the Farm Stand, Wednesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm. No delivery.
About the Artist:
Nena Escobar creates pottery that aspires to elevate the importance of the handmade through its quality, permanence, and relevance of present day. Through this work, she hopes to enhance our everyday rituals of eating and drinking. This belief, with an emphasis on use, is an examination of the human relationship to our physical world; one of longevity, pleasure, ease, and beauty. In these creations of functional pottery, Nena emphasizes the need for human interaction, the importance of the physical object as a prompt, and a desire to find meaning in our material culture.
For her work with Chef in Residence Jorge Vallejo at Stones Barns Center, Nena created three signature pieces for service to be paired with his cuisine. This work was informed by Nena’s extensive studio practice using traditional Chinese cobalt blue and white design, and inspired by the Mexican folk pottery of Talavera de Pueblo as well as Mayan textile design.
Nena received a BFA degree in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in Ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred at Alfred University. She is a full time studio potter and adjunct professor living in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
Artist Nena Escobar partnered with Chef Jorge Vallejo.