The majestic Baobab tree is native to the African savannah and is an icon of the African continent. This prehistoric tree is knowns as ‘The Tree of life’ and predates mankind as well as the splitting of the continents. This tree is the world’s largest succulent- it can store up to 32,000 gallons of water in its large trunk during the raining season and uses that water to bear its fruit in the dry season. Baobab trees can live up to 5,000 years and are a symbol of strength, presence, and grace.
The outside glaze is a matte, opaque white glaze that allows some the white clay’s natural speckling to be revealed. The inside glaze is a shino made with Red Iron Oxide. The rim is left unglazed to express a unique blush-colored reaction that takes place through the meeting of the outside and inside glazes.
Food Safe. To guarantee the longevity of this piece, it is best to avoid placing it in the dishwasher or microwave. Clean with soap, water, and sponge.
About Dina Nur Satti
Dina Nur Satti is a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist originally from Sudan and Somalia. She was raised in France and Kenya and has called NYC home for 16 years.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in International & Intercultural Studies with a focus on the cultures of Africa and the Middle East. Her pursuit of ceramics was born out of her studies in African art and pre-colonial African societies, and an interest in learning how ritual objects and spatial design elevate experiences.
She often travels throughout Africa from Morocco to Ethiopia to meet with communities upholding ancient methods of craft, and to research the use of objects in ceremonial traditions.
Dina connected to clay as a medium not only because of a passion for design and ceramics. Ceramics is a vessel, a container through which she explores ideas of personal purpose and growth, as well as our collective transitions, cultural storytelling, and communal rituals.