Sunday, June 9, 2013


Front View

Sold. Thank you Angela!

Whenever I finish a piece that has an ocean theme, I name her Oceana. The reason is because the words in the poem I have written titled “Oceana” states exactly how I feel about the ocean. It surprises me that I live on a hilltop deep in the heavily forested Blue Ridge Parkway, and not by the sea. None the less, once a year I must go there to get my ‘fix.’ Incidentally, right now I have never seen the Roanoke Valley look any greener. It has rained daily and the leaves on the trees are full and dense looking and absolutely beautiful.

Close-up of Face

When I finished sculpting the face on this burning bowl, I knew she must be one of my Oceanas. She has a longing, a homesick kind of expression..sort of like she is yearning to be sitting on the shore and hearing the waves crashing in, talking to her, and making her whole again.

My Oceana features stoneware clay and various ocean pieces I have collected on my journeys to the sea. I always invite my customers to add items to my pieces of art from their own trips to the sea, or to add items meaningful to them in some way.

Close-up of Shells

Oceana is priced at $68 and is 11” h x by 5” w x 5” deep. You can view more images of her on Etsy where I have just placed her for sale or to contact me directly by e-mail and we will go from there.

View of Back


As she was standing at the edge of the ocean she could hear the waves chanting their familiar song. “Come to me, I am greater than you, I am wiser than you..I am the one.” She resisted once again. How long could she continue to resist… How much longer before she embraced her larger self, her destiny, her soul… ..the sea….

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  1. So beautiful and spiritual to me! xxoo

  2. Hi Cheryl, love your new burning bowl and the beautiful poem. Hugs Annette x

  3. Wow, how do you do it? Another stunning piece! I love the concept - I adore the sea too and have always wanted to live near it. Funny thing that now I do live about 10 miles away now, there is never time to go:)x

  4. Hi Cheryl. Love this burning bowl. I use mine every day. I burn incense. Love your style. I'll keep this one in mind. Thanks. Me, gloria.

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