Artwork > Ceramic sculptures

After an artist residency in Oaxaco, Mexico a number of years ago, I began to create smaller architectural ceramic sculptures, many of which were inspired by historic Spanish churches or ancient Mayan temples. Each "altar" has a special "milagros" in the center, made of sterling silver, brass, or copper, such as the ones I saw in the Hispanic churches in Mexico. These small "milagros" represent prayers for healing or transformation, as well as blessings for love, creativity, clarity of vision, and other symbolic meanings.

To create a unique, personal altar commission, contact the artist.

Ceramic altars
glazed stoneware with silver, bronze, or copper "milagros"
varying sizes
Mayan Altar
Raku fired ceramic, sterling "milagros"
8" x 11" x 4"
Altar of the Heart
glazed stoneware; gold leaf; bronze milagros
8" x 11" x 4"
Hispanic Altar
Glazed stoneware, sterling silver milagros, bell
7" x 11" x 4"
Earth Healing Altar
Glazed stoneware; sterling silver turtle; beads
6.5" x 9" x 2"
Anasazi Altar
Glazed stoneware, sterling medicine wheel, wood
5" x 9" x 4"
Altar Commission
stoneware, glazes, beads
9" x 14" x 5"
Homage to the Eagle
glazed stoneware with sterling silver eagle
4" x 6" x 1"
Greek Altar
glazed stoneware, eye of God symbol
3" x 4" x 1"
Garden Lantern
glazed stoneware, light for outside use
11" x 26" x 12"
Memories of the Sea
stoneware, encaustic paint, sea shells
7" x 12" x 5"