This wonderful piece by Sharon Reay features her characteristic adorable dragon wrapped around a dragon skin vase, with a gold rim. Very sweet.
Sharon was at the sale today. Now I wish I had asked her more details about the piece, but I know it was wood fired. I don't know about soda or ash or other details. Maybe one day I'll get more background about my piece. At the time I was too excited to have a chance to purchase it, and add it to my dragon collection.
Here's another look at a closeup of this sweet little dragon :
The other piece, I just loved the shape of the vase, and the tropical hibiscus and lizard reminded me of Hawaii. It is both beautiful as well as whimsical. I love the blend of blues and greens and browns. It was also wood fired, but again, I don't have more details yet.
I was glad that Linda Doherty, one of my instructors and a very talented ceramics artist, was at the sale and pointed out that this was a collaborative piece between her and Sharon. Linda throw the tulip-like vase, which is such an amazing shape, and Sharon carved the design and added the lizard. So now I own a bit of Linda's work also, which is cool.
Here is a closeup of this little lizard :
At the time, I thought I was crazy, actually buying ceramics, but when I mentioned it to a few fellow ceramics students who were at the sale, they didn't think it was crazy at all, and said that they have also purchased other people's ceramics. And I got good feedback from my family, they all like them as well, and appreciate how unique these pieces are. Yay! I'm so excited. I'm glad I treated myself to this wonderful gift.