By Theresa Bridges
Local artisan, Susan Clark, recently represented the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Nanih Waiya Chapter, when she entered a sculpture in the National DAR American Heritage Contest and won! The winning sculpture depicts the likenesses of Mary Lockwood, a founding member on one side, and DAR State Regent, Janet Whittington, on the other, both pouring into the same tea cup. The artist says the sculpture is “a combination of the continuous work, both past and present, done to preserve and enhance our valuable American heritage.” The tea cup between the two women represents the Boston Tea Party, an event which played a major role in America’s fight for freedom from English rule. Susan added dates of important events from the one hundred twenty two year history of the DAR on the stand of this hand- built sculpture that used techniques such as slab, pinch, and coil. She will be honored with a certificate and ribbon during the Continental Congress held in June at the American Heritage Forum in Washington, D.C. As soon as Susan finds a home for the sculpture, you can see for yourself the intricacies of the sculpture, down to the authentic pins the ladies are wearing. If you would like more information on joining the local chapter of the DAR, please contact Regent Ramona Hughes at 662-773-6193 or Vice Regent Bettye Forster at 662-773-5579.