This is an old design of mine that I've updated and brought back. The dragonfly wings are glazed in a glittery gold crystalline glaze. It is a thrown and altered globe.
Dragonflies symbolize positive change and spiritual growth.
This is from my series Guardian Lanterns, which I generally make in autumn and winter, when our ancestors huddled around fire for warmth and safety. Each lantern uses light and shadow to create a sense of awe and magic.
It takes several hours to throw, alter, and sculpt these jars. Very small brushes and patience are required to glaze the details. If the piece cracks or the glaze does not flow well, all the work is lost. Everything came together perfectly for this piece.