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.

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