Thursday, October 24, 2013


Front View

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Oftentimes I am asked at what age women can considered an official crone. Even though I have been told by many that crone apprenticeship starts at about age 60 and by age 70 you are a full blown crone, I don’t think it is that cut and dry. We as women, spend our lives apprenticing for that status. After a lifetime of just about every experience that can be imagined, those of us who have studied and as some say, “done the homework,” will one day, somehow know that we are wiser and confident in our older bodies. The poem I wrote titled “The Crone” says exactly how I feel.



Winged woman of flight.. the all-mother of humanity.. wise soothsayer Goddess Or hag.

Her eyes burn with the wisdom of antiquity.. Her voice murmurs a truth that cannot be heard by the unreceptive masses..

She has passed through the great change and she lives on to rewrite the burned chronicles of ..Her Story.

She allows each wrinkle to act as voice to proclaim and reclaim her power.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Side View

The Crone is 24 1/2” including Goddess tiara and 10” wide by 11” deep. I have sculpted her from stoneware clay which I then kiln fired to a high temperature. She features Ancient cloth and beadwork. If you are interested in purchasing The Crone, you can view more photos on Etsy or e-mail me.

Close up of Embellishments

I can’t say that I’m 100% there yet but I’m on my way. Have any of you out there decided at what stage of croneship you are able to place yourself?

Thanks so much for viewing. Cheryl

Back View

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Thursday, October 17, 2013



Sculpture Number 1

I’m still on an ocean kick. Just finished these two Ocean wall sculptures that include Atlantic and Caribbean sea fans and Black sea fans from the Philippines. I haven’t had time to place them on Etsy yet but thought you might enjoy a sneak preview before I do.

Sculpture Number 1 Close-up

Fan Number 1 is 14" High x 10" wide and created with one of my original stoneware clay faces and Atlantic and Caribbean sea fan. priced at $78.00

Sculpture Number 2

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Fan Number 2 is 11" Wide x 10" High and includes sea fan from the Philippines and a small sea horse and is priced at $68.00

Close-Up Number 2

You can e-mail me if you are interest in purchasing either of them and I can ship to you immediately. They would make great Christmas gifts for the ocean lovers on your list~

Thanks for viewing.

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Monday, October 7, 2013



Front View

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I’ve long been fascinated by gypsy caravans. As a matter of fact, I was lucky enough to come upon one while in England a few years ago. If you would like to look at my posting of it, please click here. If you have a gypsy spirit, I think you will immensely enjoy that particular post, especially the u-tube of Gypsy Vardo Wagon.

I’m at it again with this gypsy sculpture I am naming Zigana. Here is her story:



A storm was brewing. The Winds of change were struggling To free themselves once again. She knew she had been too long in one place. The roots of that place were starting to wrap themselves around her being, pulling and tugging at her once more. She knew it was time.

Moving on meant transformation. It meant leaving possessions, friends and sometimes family. She was no stranger to farewells. And, with each move, she knew she was leaving a part of herself behind.

Even though painful, she knew that once again she must pull back her shoulders, as if she were an obedient soldier. She must then wrap the blanket of memories around her and begin her journey as she had done so many times before. She knew she was Zigana, strong, vibrant, resilient and constant. She must begin…again.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Side View

When someone says that you have a “gypsy in your soul” what do you think they mean? It is probably not the fact that you move around a lot anymore, from home to home that is, but maybe it is because that you get restless and must venture out into the world to see something new and to learn some unforeseen lesson. Or could it be the tear that forms in your eye when you hear violin music? Whatever it is, I seem to want to capture that essence of the soulful gypsy in much of my work.

Back View

Close-Up of Beadwork

Zigana is 23” high and about 6” wide and approx 10” deep. She features a beautiful old Indian garment and lots of jangle beads including an old beaded necklace. Hope you like her. She is a bit expensive to ship but will be well worth it when you see her standing in your own caravan. You can view and read more about her on Etsy or e-mail me to purchase or for more questions. Thanks so very much for viewing.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Full view

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Although I love the blue of the ocean and the blue of the sky I usually don’t decorate my home with blue. I do, however, wear blue clothing. When I was rummaging through my stash of cloth, looking for just the right material for a new piece I had formulated in my mind, I found remnants of an old cafetan that I had purchased from J. Peterman decades ago. I love the soft batiked look of the blue fabric which makes me feel it has been worn by women of some past civilization. I knew instantly that this fabric would work well for my Earthwalker Here is her story:


She arrived from infinite space of her own choice.

She brought with her only faint memories of lives lived before. In her memories of all those lives, one over-all theme seemed to prevail..the ribbon of harmony in all things.

More memories stirred and she saw herself in a distant time, placing her ear to the ground and hearing the great mother whisper to her. “Listen,” she said, “to the pulse of all life.”

All nature was speaking to her and she was prepared to listen to the language of the stones..for even the stones have voices. The outer hard surface of a stone is merely the covering and the spirit lives within..just as our bodies are only temporary houses for our souls.

She listened to the garden and with relaxed vision, she saw and heard the nature spirits respond to the commands of the Devas..and each fruit and vegetable fulfilled their promise. She listened to the stream trickle past and on to a greater end.

She was at peace and entered into the silence,and being aware of the spiritual light, she became connected to the spiritual essence and knew that all is in flow..all nature is alive..THERE IS NO DEATH..only change.

Cheryl Dolby


I used a beaded sash for her headpiece, horsehair (taken from the tail) other old fabrics and blue and a beige beaded necklace. She is 8” wide by 25” high and priced at just $79.00 Hope you like her.

I have just placed her on Etsy where you can see more views. You can also purchase from me directly by contacting me by e-mail.

Thanks so much for viewing.

Close-Up of Beads

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