Mana Pottery Firebird design

The red bird, called a firebird, is a depiction of a cormorant, bearing sacred symbolism to some Native tribes. In the teepee ceremony of the Native American Church, the firebird is created using the red coals of the central fire. The ashes are stirred and shaped into a bird design. On the pottery, the upward facing bird represents our prayers going to spirit, and the downward facing bird represents spirit’s answer to us.