Inspired by the sea, nature and birds, Yorkshire-based artist Gail Dooley has made this homage to the magnificent, flamboyant peacock 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 rendering of the peacock’s feathers and his beautiful rich blue colour. Gail’s work, derived from a passion and concern for wildlife, is not without a gentle touch of humour….
Signed by the artist.