Gordon - Blue Whale

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This sassy little gray whale was hand-crafted by Kristin Coddington-Gordon of What Now Ceramics. She hand carves clay, fires it in the Raku kiln at the Mendocino Art Center, finishes the pieces in beeswax, and then mounts on redwood slabs. Kristin's whales are the perfect piece to remind you of your visit to Mendocino, or to join your home on the coast. Whales are known by their flukes, so we have included photos of the tails for each of Kristin's whales.

Kristin uses her background in scientific illustration and natural history in her clay sculptures. Along with this, it is her love of animals and the space and time to explore and create without instruction or influence which she believes is critical to evolving into one's own creative self. As a naturalist, a conservationist and an environmentalist, her passions are intertwined in her life and work. Her great hope is that her art stirs an emotion in people that inspires them to do what they can - to save the whales, be mindful of the path they tread on this earth, and to responsibly steward the resources that we all share.

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