Given a cone of incense, Serena breathes smoke!
Serena is perched on a dome that was crafted on the pottery wheel with a ball of speckled ivory, stoneware clay. In seven hours, her body was sculpted by hand then given small, intricate details to bring her to life.
After slowly drying over the course of a couple weeks, Serena was fired at a low temperature in the kiln. She was painted in different glazes to make her details shine and give her a durable finish. The glazes were brought to a glossy maturation in a second firing at a higher temperature.
Finally, she was adorned with 22k gold, hand-painted details that were fused to her body in one last firing.
Octopi symbolize diversity, flexibility, will and adaptability. They’re wise teachers, encouraging us to stay open and flow with life’s unpredictable unfolding. Octopi are otherworldly beings who show us that you can be soft and gentle, yet defensive and powerful simultaneously.
5.5 inches / 14 centimeters tall
3.5 inches / 9 centimeters wide