Each turtle is handcrafted and Handpainted by Mary Miller of Whispering Prairies Ceramics in Truth or Consequences, NM. Each turtle ranges in size from 5" by 2" to 4.5" by 2.5"
Miller is a ceramicist and is completely self-taught. "My work isn't done in traditional ways and techniques," said Miller. The artist strives to maintain her own individualism in creating her ceramics. This affords a "visual signature"- while viewing her work, one recognizes the artist even before seeing the signature. She owns the molds and hand-pours each piece, firing in her own kiln, and meticulously hand painting each ceramic piece individually so no two are exactly alike.