Hurricane Lamp by Barbara Wesson

August 1, 2016
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Hurricane Lamp by Barbara Wesson.

Creative Expression Inspired by Fire:

It’s hard to snuff out a hurricane lamp. And Barbara Wesson’s deep passion and love for her Angora neighbors.

Barbara lives in the burn area, but her house was spared. To help her family, her self and her neighbors heal, last December Barbara replaced the neighborhood Christmas tree that stood on Dead Man’s Curve with an artificial tree. She tied 254 yellow ribbons on the tree to honor each home lost.

She wanted to create a symbol of remembrance. A sign of yearning for the return of all those who have no idea how deeply they are missed to come back home.

Auction Item:
(Art will be sold at live auction, Sept 19 at Valhalla, with % of proceeds going to the fire-related community projects.)

Hurricane Lamp

12 inches tall

Solid brass hardware, Queen Anne style solid brass burner and hand thrown high fired glaze interior and raku fired exterior base 4″ x 4″

$50 Value

Starting Bid: $25

About Barbara:

Barbara’s creativity and love of nature is captured in her pottery. She brings a history of expertise to her art form from other areas.

She has studied Zoology and Botany, is an avid succulent specimen collector, an award-winning landscape designer using zero-scaping techniques, and has designed zoo exhibits integrating native plants of the southwest.

And, if that’s not enough…she’s developed a special technique to fire her pots to retain just the right balance of elements to make plants thrive at any elevation – especially 6,200′.

With all this knowledge of plant environments, she’s mastered the perfect succulent habitat in a pot that feeds her creative energy and passion for living.

To see Barbara’s pottery, visit

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