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Crown of Swans  Ceramic, glaze, pearl lustre and 22k gold 34.5 x 19 x 10 inches

Crown of Swans
Ceramic, glaze, pearl lustre and 22k gold
34.5 x 19 x 10 inches

Thanks to Portia Priegert and Galleries West for this lovely article.

Ceramic artist Susannah Montague whips up sugary confections with elaborate toppings of curlicues and cherubs, flowers and frou-frous, swans and seashells, plus all other manner of other precious whimsies. Decorative, excessive and absolutely delightful, her sculptures are both visual marvels and stellar displays of technical virtuosity. But their appeal is also linked, in part, to her exploration of darker themes from childhood stories and nightmares.

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