FACE Foundation – Artists for Animals
Auction Ends: Nov 30, 2011 11:59 PM PST

For Your Pet

Large Dog Feeding Station by Vicky De Long

Item Number
$75 USD to ydubois
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Hand made ceramics with different printed textures were broken up and used as mosaic tiles to create this beautiful large dog stand with a solid blue base. The colors are vibrant and contrasting and make this a beautiful addition to any home! Ceramic and mosaic art by Vicky De Long. http://www.zhibit.org/vickydelong

Item Special Note

This stand is a unique one-of-a-kind piece of art! Because all stands and artwork have been sealed, they can easily be wiped down with a damp towel for easy cleaning.  It is recommended that all stands be used indoors as a precaution against the elements.

Each stand comes with two stainless steel water and food bowls (2 quart for large dog stands, 1 pint for small dog/cat stands).

Approximate dimensions (all dimensions are approximations):  

  • Large Dog Feeding Stations:  Height  11”, Width  24”, Depth  12” 
  • Small Dog or Cat Feeding stations:  Height 5”, Width 18”, Depth  9”

Purchased stands may be picked up from the FACE Foundation office or shipped to buyers (shipping costs will apply).

Artist Bio:

I began working with clay about twenty-five years ago.  While living in Naples, Italy from 1983 through 1987, I had the opportunity of studying at the Instituto della Porcellana e della Ceramica located on the grounds of the Capodimonte Palace.  From the Italian masters of the institute, I learned techniques, which included making many types of flowers and leaves in the Capodimonte style, a tradition that dates back to the early 1700’s.  This experience in Italy marked the first step in the process for a clear direction in my ceramic work.

Upon returning to the United States, I worked with many ceramic techniques to enhance and combine with the ceramic processes I learned in Italy.  I studied throwing on the potter’s wheel from an accomplished San Diego potter.  Creating bowls and other forms became a necessary step in the development of my personal style.

I maintain an interest in architecture including the extraordinary style of Antonio Gaudí.  I am fascinated with texture, which is also seen in Gaudí’s work.  The abstract and intricate forms are ones I have incorporated into my work of a hand built-slab technique.  To these forms I apply various patterns and textures and create free form, architectural objects. Specifically these forms become vessels, baskets, wall and table vases.

All of my work is created in a studio at my home and in Studio 16B at the Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park.  I am a member and board member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild, a member and Board President of the Allied Artists Association of San Diego, member of Spanish Village Art Center, and Clay Artists of San Diego.

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