Inspired by her fascination with the beautiful birds of prey and their place in the mysteries and symbology of many cultures, this hand-built ceramic owl is made using clay slabs, shaped and joined into a roughed out form, which the artist then refines, carving detail decoration into the surface. After a single, high-temperature firing, acrylic paint is applied. Several layers of satin varnish complete the surface treatment--protection which allows for a gentle wipe-down for dust removal when the piece is on display. (Use a dry or slightly damp, clean rag.) This is one of a very limited edition of 15; no future additional versions will be made.