The ceramic totem pole – and more whales

I thought a totem pole would offer the best frame work for my interpretation of Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘The Green Fuse’ –  a story board where many different visions could appear next to each other.

During my shamanic journeys I often encounter whales; in the trees, in the sky – I travel inside them and just like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland they often leave bits of them selves trailing behind when they disappear. So my whales just had to be included – and here they are, singing;

in my tree fern,

in the kelp forest,

  • The hand is meant to be the hand of Gaia, the Earth Goddess, giving and taking life.
    The boxes are slab built and smoke fired. I made a little sculpture of a frog which I cast and then press moulded.
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About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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5 Responses to The ceramic totem pole – and more whales

  1. Sonel says:

    Oh, I love it! Stunning Anna. 🙂


  2. niasunset says:

    Dear Ana, I love your sculptures and also I love your colours… especially these tones of blue colour… You are so nice artist. Thank you, with my love, nia


  3. Oh I bloody love them! The colours, the shapes, the slants to them. Something I would love to try and have never been quite game 🙂


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