Thursday, May 22, 2014




Side View

Sold. Thank you Patty!

This seems to be a year of experimentation for me. I've had a love for old world crackle surfaces ever since traveling to Europe. The facades on buildings, cathedrals and duomos bring to mind stories of long ago mysterious civilizations.

Beige Crackle Glaze

I've had pretty good luck in crackling paintings and other artwork but I've never tried to get that effect with pottery glazes. A few weeks ago, I found a crackle glaze that promised to deliver and I became really excited to give it a go. Sure worked! Blooming Spirit was born.

Green Crackle Glaze on Leaves

She has deep crackled glaze covering her body and leaves surrounding her. She is double kiln fired and has a look of longing as she views her new world. She is 16" high by 8" Depth by 8" Width and I have priced her at $245. She is small enough that she should ship well in comparison to some of my larger standing sculptures. You can see more images on Etsy and purchase there or from me directly by clicking my e-mail. We can go from there. I accept Paypal or personal checks.

Back View

I am looking forward to the next piece I will create with the crackle glaze. I am going to make a planter that has a time worn appearance. She will look as though she was dredged from antiguity and somehow arrived in our timespace. Watch for her soon.


Her home was far away and she longed for the roots that had for so long held her life together. Friends, family and familiar surroundings. Time passed as she quietly endured her sorrow. Finally, she rejoiced, for her Higher Self, who knew far more than she, revealed a great truth. “Change is Growth, you must bloom where you are planted.”
~Cheryl Dolby~

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  1. ahhh...Iove crackle any way you slice it. and this is a true breakthrough Cheryl. she is so stunning and more. love this stance and what you have captured in ESSENCE! I ALWAYs love what you have to say as well. XO

  2. This one is my favorite yet. you've knocked it out of the park with this spectacular piece of excellence and beauty.

  3. Oh, Patty, how sweet of you to give BLOOMING SPIRIT a home she can call her own and spread her roots.

  4. This is beautiful. Love that crackle glaze. You did amazing things with it. Congrats on the sale.:)

  5. As I scrolled down to view each photo all I could say was, wow, Wow, WOW. She is beautiful

  6. She is beyond beautiful. I think your own spirit shows through in your work.

  7. awesome, awesome awesome...I too, love the crackle affect...I've tried any and all and finally found something to please me...I am a happy camper...continue to walk in your blessings...I just visited your etsy and the prices on your broaches and mixed media.....blew me are a blessing...blessing my eye on something over there...can hardly wiat for this month (its dragging out of here) to be I can buy it~!~


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