Emily S. Yates "wanted to share with you my newest contribution to The Mütter Museum Store and Mütter Day of the Dead celebration (10/30/10). While recently working in my studio space at The Clay Studio, I've been developing small works of a decorative nature, influenced by both the holiday season & my macabre surroundings at The Mütter Museum - mainly ceramic skull ornaments. These colorful & flowery ornaments are reminiscent of sugar skulls used in the celebration Day of the Dead."
I saved these until now to share, as I though they would also make pretty winter holiday ornaments. I like the stylized skull shapes. The use of additional clay details and impression details is neat. They add texture and interest. The different colored glazes are used beautifully to accentuate those details. These pieces are available for purchase through Emily's shop, Ma'amamics.