This is the second pottery cat we've had from the "Micmac Residential School" in Shubenacadie. It is excecuted in red clay and features the original label on the underside. The glaze is reminiscent of some Rockingham wares. Believed to be 1940s. This piece of pottery is from a terrible period in Nova Scotia's indigenous history but remains as a steadfast reminder of it. Interestingly, research has revealed that well-known Nova Scotia potter Alice Hagen used her own money to help start the studio at the Shubenacadie Residential School, but sadly the nuns whom she'd instructed on teaching pottery lessons to the students were transferred elsewhere and the studio was closed.