With jagged claws and a tanned leather tricorn, a Scottish terrier raids the seas searching for delicious bird eggs. He disrupts calm waters and tricks small birds, but finds himself in a strange predicament after chasing an enormous albatross, leading him into the middle of a global pollution problem.
Using white porcelain as my canvas, I wanted to create a three dimensional illustrated story where narratives and characters were inspired by my reverence for the natural world. The final work had two products - one being the ceramic item as a sculptural object and the other being the ceramic pieces individually photographed and printed into a thirty-two page book with text for children, binding descriptive text with the imagery. Because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, I was unable to finish my thesis in the ceramic medium so I started again, using cut watercolor paper, watercolor, and gouache to tell the story. Not all of the original page illustrations were able to be completed but these are the ones I did before the end of the semester, beginning with the original ceramic pieces and ending with the end of semester paper pieces.