A lone dog stands on a boat in the company of a true friend. This sculpture, a metaphor for life's journeys. It is a reminder that we always have someone in our lives to help us navigate, even if found in the most unlikely places.
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.