Dogs symbolize loyalty and friendship; they're genuinely humanity's best friend. These ceramic dogs, The Pack (2020-2022), are coil-built and glazed in multiple color variations. Each sculpture is between sixteen and twenty-two inches high, and each pup is named after a famous female writer, many of whom received literary prizes. They are loosely based on memories of our family dogs and on ones I have met at animal shelters, who wait for their “fur-ever home.” Some of those homes have ended up being my own.

More pups under Exhibitions/AlHeldFoundation

Virginia (Ginnie)
glazed ceramics, 2022
22 x 11 x 12.5 in. (59 x 28 x 32 cm)
From The Pack (Virginia, Grazia, Doris, Svetlana, Annie).
ceramics, 2020 - 2022
between 15 to 23” H.
Doris
glazed ceramics, 2021
19 x 12 x 13 in. (48 x 30.5 x 33 cm)
Grazia
glazed ceramics, 2021
16 x 9.5 x 11 in. (41 x 24 x 28 cm
Annie
glazed ceramics, 2022
23 x 12 x 13.5 in. (58.5 x 30.5 x 34 cm)
Svetlana
ceramics, 2020
15.5 x 8.5 x 10.5 in. (39.5 x 21.5 x 27 cm)