Thursday, October 24, 2013


Front View

Sold. Thank you Leslie!

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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  1. Just beautiful. Love you poem too. Thank you.

  2. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful goddesses, Annette x

  3. She is breathtakingly beautiful! xxoo

  4. Well Cheryl, that's the most attractive crone I've ever seen! Gives the description a whole new meaning:) Love that cloth and beadwork.

  5. She is just stunning, what a wonderful sculpture.

  6. WOW your crone gosness is really a specially beauty!
    Your talent is adorable.
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. I'm so glad, cause I can answer, I missed your blog link adress.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend,
    big hugs Anja

  7. Trish October 25, 2013 at 1:46 PM
    what a wonderful tribute to all us fairy wise crones ☺

  8. The crone is one filled with wisdom and who knows what to do with it! A crone knows her own beauty I think. this sculpture is just such a piece - she has many stories to share :)

  9. I just love your writings and stories, Cheryl. and the crone is such a beauty...I always dislike putting descriptions to them as all your sculptures are so exquisite!

  10. I have to add, I tried leaving a comment last week, here. and blogger wouldn't let me. and now this time it just took my comment lickety split without any questions or codes...go figure! ;)

  11. Just glorious!!!
    I want to be a crone!


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