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Mid-fire ceramic, slip-cast and hand built, layered slip, glaze, oxides and gold luster glaze. Jellyfish shaped plastic bags are painted with layers of glaze and fired on the surface of the torso. I have a ritual of walking Cardiff reef at sunrise. My need to reconnect to nature is pacified by the shoreline’s shifting beauty. I carry the ocean’s inspiration back to my studio, the soft gray and pink fog, opalescent seashells, the rich textures of reef and sand. Along with wild ocean beauty I also see (and pick up) plastic trash. For a sea turtle a single piece of plastic can be deadly. The problem is that sea turtles don’t know the difference between their natural food, jellyfish, and plastic bags. They don’t get to choose, only humans can remove and stop adding plastic trash to the ocean.