Inspired by the sea, nature and birds, Yorkshire-based artist Gail Dooley has created this extraordinary mirror using an intricate technique of hand building and sculpting stoneware clay, which is then fired at a low temperature. Once painted with two or more glazes, it is then fired once or twice again to high temperature, whereupon the glazes react to produce the lovely rich, layered effect. The final touch is the beautiful, life-like glass eyes of the Egret. Gail’s work, derived from a passion and concern for wildlife, is not without a gentle touch of humour….
Signed by the artist.