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My She -Totem Is Up!

My She -Totem Is Up!


It is FINALLY up!! I have been waiting for this for a long time!

My She-Totem (looking for a name?  Any suggestions would be welcome!) greets you as you turn the corner to my studio.  Although she looks a bit crazy, she is welcoming all that love and believe in pottery and giving the “halt sign” to nay-sayers.  All in all, she is making a statement and that is all we all want out of life, right?  To be noticed or make a difference while on this earth.

She is a caricature/symbol of me – her creator.  Each piece is symbolic and I’ll explain those with the pictures.

BE SURE TO CLICK THE FIRST PICTURE, and that will enlarge the photos. And you can then view the pictures as a slide show.

Ronnie gave me an enormous amount of help and we figured out how to get this poorly-designed totem to stand up!  Thanks, sweetie!!

She’s certainly not perfect – but nor am I!

She won’t last forever – but nor will I!

But, she’s finished and out front and UP!

So happy.  She makes me smile!


Written by Marian Williams


  1. Linda Starr · June 2, 2013

    wow, congrats, she is wonderful and amazing that she is held together with her appendages and all.

  2. Sue · June 2, 2013

    She is just as phenomenal as her creator—spunky, unique, gorgeous, inviting, feminine, and great fun! THank you for sharing her and the process, would love to meet her someday.

    • Marian Williams · June 3, 2013

      Ah! Thanks! Also thanks for sharing! You guys are super special too! Xoxo!

  3. Adriana Christianson · June 3, 2013

    aaahhhhh SHE looks great Marian !! That Ron is a GEM , yr so lucky !!
    Great post & photos , thanks for sharing !
    Hey , have you painted the outside RED since my visit? Love it x

    • Marian Williams · June 4, 2013

      Thanks! And YES! He’s awesome!!
      No, it’s been red a while- just shows up in the pics!

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