“The Old Sugar Kettle”


Size:  11″ x 14″

Media:  Original Acrylic on Canvas



About the sugar kettle:

Jesuit priests brought sugarcane into south Louisiana in 1751. After some experimenting with growing sugarcane, a thriving sugar industry was born in Louisiana that continues today.

Sugar Kettles were utilized in the production of sugar. They were essential to the production of sugar. While there were different sizes of kettles for use depending on the stage and type of operation; they were all primarily the same shape. The Sugar Kettle was born out of necessity and found on the Louisiana sugar plantations. These Kettles were also used for cooking on the plantations, as meals were prepared for large numbers of people. Made of cast iron, the Kettles were very durable and versatile.