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Totems: It’s a Symbol of …..???

Totems: It’s a Symbol of …..???

I’ve decided to use the Chrissy break to make some things that I want to make – just for me!!!  Like a totem for the garden in front of my studio!  So, I’ve done some homework on what others have been doing.  Here are some of the totems that I liked and that will inspire me to make mine.  I’ll let you see my totem as it gets built.

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Historically,the original totemic art originated in the Pacific Coast northwest from Alaska and British Columbia. Native Indians carved wooden totems, imbued them with a spiritual symbolism and have been protected by the dwindling tribes who live on the coast.


Today’s totems can be highly symbolic or just for fun!  Mine is going to be JUST FOR FUN!!


Written by Marian Williams


  1. Maria · November 28, 2012

    I’m planning to do totem too! I have been training throwing and now I have lots of cylinders that I’m going to use in this idea… (Hope it works!) 🙂

    • Marian Williams · November 28, 2012

      That sounds amazing! Good luck! send me a photo of it when you finish, ok?! Where are you? I couldn’t figure it out from your blog-don’t know the language!
      All the best,

    • Maria · November 30, 2012

      I’m from Finland, almost neighbour with Santa 😀

      I’ll link you a picture when I’m done with my totem. 🙂 It may take a while….

  2. Stephanie · December 3, 2012

    Thank you for including me in this post of totems!! My friend is a clay artist and she teaches totem classses…that is where I made mine. You might want to check it out.

  3. Marian Williams · December 7, 2012

    Thanks for the link!!! Amazing work!!

  4. Darlene couch · October 21, 2016

    How did you make the spheres from clay cement covering a balloon what

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