This sculpture represents life's journeys and is a celebration of love. I was inspired by my own beloved dog, Porter, who was rescued by my husband on Valentine's Day. The boat symbolizes life’s journey, and the birds, our inner voice.
The dog starts as a series of clay cones and cylinders of stoneware clay. As they are assembled, the pose emerges. The surface is smoothed, then textured. The boat is painted with colored slips made in studio. After the first firing, glaze is applied and then selectively wiped away to create a worn look. Each piece is unique.Approximately 20″H, 11″W, 7″D