Just the Two of Us
Created by Cathy Broski
Two removable dogs nuzzle each other lovingly on the deck of a whimsical boat. Small handmade teacups and saucers, representing time spent together, cover the deck at their feet. Some have words stamped into them, for the conversations had, others not, for the comfortable silences. Each dog starts as a series of clay cones and cylinders. As they are assembled, the pose emerges. The surface is smoothed then textured. After the first firing, glaze is applied and then selectively wiped away to create a worn look. These dogs are modeled after the artist's own beloved pet, Porter.