White stoneware vessel is wheel thrown, altered, pierced, and carved. Polar Bear and Bats are sculpted and carved. Glazed with multiple glazes and fired to 2400 degrees in salt/soda wood kiln. As we know, many polar bears are facing starvation and habitat loss due to climate change. Chinese bats are symbols of prosperity, health, and longevity. Pairing these two animals is my way of honoring the resilience of wild animals and grasping for hope that the polar bears will endure our shifting climate.
Dimensions: 14.25” tall x 11.5” wide *Due to the extreme conditions of wood firing, the lid of this vessel only fits one way and is marked by 14k gold leaf as shown in the picture.