Here is a full scale photo of my California Colors Totem. It is 4 feet tall. There are 16 separate pieces that can be moved and rearranged in various ways. Each piece stacks atop one another with a wooden dowel as support and a wooden cross base stand (hidden with white draping in this photo.) If displaying outside, I recommend using a 6 foot steel rebar pole in place of the wooden dowel, with 2 feet of the pole sunk into the ground.
Each piece is and hand sized work of art. In order from top to bottom: a purple flower, bougainvillea blossoms, flying seagulls, hummingbird, California poppies, branch with butterfly and snail, jacaranda blossoms, palm tree, monarch butterfly, branch with worm and ladybug, lemon/orange trees and the blue base of ocean waters with turtles swimming around it.
You can see close up photos of some of the pieces in the Teapot/Totem page.
Here is a full length photo of my Ocean Theme Totem. This piece has over 16 separate ceramic pieces that can be stacked in various ways with a wooden dowel to support them. It also comes with a wooden cross base stand if displaying inside. If displaying outdoors, I recommend using a half inch steel rebar pole about 6 feet long, with 2 feet of the rebar underground. Artist available to help set up within 25 miles of Pasadena, CA.
Each separate piece is a hand sized work of art. From top to bottom it contains: a summer sun, a seahorse, a mermaid, a tropical fish, swimming turtles, blue seaweed, a dolphin, a green fish, ocean waves, a jelly fish and the water base decorated with starfish, waves and seashells.
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Mims Ellis, Miriam Ellis, handbuilding potter