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Ceramic Sculpture for the Home and Garden

Ceramic Sculpture for the Home and Garden

Ceramic Sculpture for the Home and GardenCeramic Sculpture for the Home and GardenCeramic Sculpture for the Home and Garden

Available Totem Poles

When Mom's Away

Tower of animals beginning with a dog on it's back, cat on dogs stomach, rabbit, turtle and frog

This totem pole is pure playful joy at its very best. These rascals are up to no good while their mom is away. They remind us of how much fun it is to be a kid and feel like you're getting away with something! I want to jump onto the pile and play too.

54h x 26 x 22



leaping rabbit with ears flying behind

This rabbit is flying high - all that's missing is his superman cape!

Now let's have a talk...

cat on dogs belly with their heads nose to nose.

Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall for this conversation? This cat seems to have a lot on her mind.

Fiesta Kitty

Fiesta Kitty


How happy is this totem? I just love the party feeling I get when I see it – it reminds me of arriving at a birthday party and the excitement of seeing a piñata full of goodies just waiting to be collected after the fun of breaking the piñata is over. I can almost taste the sweet delicious candies now. This totem transports me to a festive place where I feel the sun on my face, lively music, friends and good cheer all around. The tuxedo cat on the top serves as a sort of master of ceremonies for the party, as is the way of cats.

13 x 13 x 68


Winding Bead

orange, red and green beds

I like to create an airy feeling in my totems. In this case I've done it by adding a 'winding' bead into the mix.

Master or ceremonies

black and white cat with green collar

Looking good in a tuxedo, this cat is ready to celebrate!

Fishing Pole

Fishing Pole


Fishing  Pole was made during a time when I had a lot of mental hoops to jump  through. Not realizing it while I was making the totem pole  I thought I was  just making a totem about fish swimming . I wanted to use the hoops to  create the feeling of movement for the fish, like they were suspended in  the water. It was not until the piece was almost all built that I  looked at it and saw the hoop jumping that my life had been doing  represented in the piece. I am always amazed when this happens even  though so much of my work has an autobiographical aspect to it. I never  seem to see it coming!

79 x 16 x 16


Koi Fish Detail

Blue ring with an orange koi fish swimming through.

I love making koi fish. They are so colorful and expressive.

Puffer Fish Detail

Blue ring with a maroon puffer fish swimming through

This puffer fish is very prickly and seems to be a fan favorite on the totem.

Flamingo in Paradise

Flamingo in Paradise


Flamingo in Paradise suggests a tropical setting with a light afternoon breeze blowing cool air over the water and on to the beach. You can feel the warm sand between your toes as you take an afternoon stroll. Bright yellow sunbeams reflect off of the emerald green foliage. As you stroll along the beach you can smell the playful scent of the many tropical flowers that grow along the waters edge. Nearby, you see a bright pink flamingo slowly picking its way through the reeds hunting for shrimp to snack on. 

59 x 22 x 14


Detail of Flamingo

close up photo of flamingo head

The flower on top

Detail of flower finial piece

Leaping Rabbit Totem

Leaping Rabbit

green and orange totem pole with a leaping brown rabbit on top

Leaping Rabbit is a charming totem pole. It has a garden like feeling with a little brown rabbit scampering  along through the plants.

52 x 12 x 12


Detail of Rabbit on the top

Brown rabbit leaping over a green coil

Leaping over the waving grass this carefree rabbit goes merrily on his way.

Detail of center piece

orange bead wrapped in green leaves

The greens and browns tones add depth to the leaves wrapping this bead

"Who's There?"

"Who's There?"

Purple, red and green totem pole with raccoon peeking out from a leafy globe in the middle

This sweet little bandit is peeking through the bushes asking "Who's There?” This piece takes me back to my childhood when my family and I stayed in our little cabin tucked away in the redwoods. 

Every morning I woke up to the crisp fresh air of the redwood forest. My favorite woodland creatures were the raccoons. I have very fond memories of feeding the scampering raccoons over the top of the dutch door at our cabin when I was a little girl. They were so adorable with their bandit masks and clever little paws. The little raccoon in this totem always makes me smile remembering those happy days.

67 x 12 x 12


Racoon Face Detail

rocoon peeking through leaves

Here is a close-up of my sweet little bandit. I always enjoy incorporating an animal sculpture into my totem poles.

Flower bead detail

red flower on a purple background

Woodpecker Totem

Woodpecker Totem

wood beads alternating with checkered beads and a woodpecker on the top

My Woodpecker Totem captures a very sweet moment between a mother and her babies. I love the idea of a family choosing to nest in one of my sculptures.

By a special coincidence, my only experience with seeing a pileated woodpecker in person came while I was making this totem pole. I had been looking at woodpecker images trying to decide what I wanted the woodpecker on the top to look like and I looked up to see that outside my window was an unbelievably large, magnificent woodpecker clinging to the side of a redwood tree. It stayed long enough for me to take some photos and enjoy its company. Then off it went and I haven't seen one since. The artist in me felt like it was a special muse sent at just the right moment.

75 x 12 x 12


Checkered Bead

checkered bead with green leaves

Mama and her babies

Pileated woodpecker and two baby birds

This is a very sweet way to top off the totem.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Totem made up of beads in soft blue and green with 3 large frogs playing hide and seek

Hide and Seek is both playful and soothing. It creates a tranquil place to step into and relax. The three charming frogs are there to amuse and delight you, peeking around the totem so no matter which side you see there is always a friendly face there to greet you.

62" x 12" x 12"


Who is it?

green frog on blue background

The soothing green and blue glazes will provide you with feelings of calm and harmony. “Hide and Seek” will take you to your ‘happy place’ and remind you to look for the fun in life.

I'm not it, I'm hiding!

frog in an artichoke

The frogs on this totem are glazed with my special Philo Green Glaze that I make from clay hand dug on my land in Philo. It has an interesting mottled surface pattern that comes from the natural minerals that make up the raw clay. It was such a happy surprise to find this local clay made such beautiful frog ‘skin’. 

Top Dog

Top Dog


 Animals hold a special place in our hearts and our pets even more so. Top Dog celebrates dogs and cats: their antics, their curiosity and their silly selves. My own special pup, Charlotte, is the model for the top of this totem. She represents all of the little dogs out there that need to be heard since they feel too small to be seen.


Cat and Mouse

Cat looking at mouse

This cat has found a new friend on the dog's tail. I would love to listen in on their conversation. I think the mouse feels emboldened by being on his doggy friends tail.

Dog and Frog

dog with frog

You never know who will become friends. This totem pole is filled with charming surprises!

Turtle Totem

Turtle Totem

Red, yellow and turquoise totem pole with a brown turtle in the middle.

This is a sweet little totem - only about 48" tall - perfect for a pop of color in a smaller space.


Turtle Detail

close up view of the turtle in the center of the totem pole

This charming fellow has a beautiful tortoise shell glaze pattern and a very sweet charming face.

Flower Bead Detail

red bead with yellow flower

Red is always a nice pop of color. Combined with these yellow flowers it is a perfect compliment to the turquoise glaze on this totem.

Garden Party

Garden Party

totem pole with 2 green frogs, a flower and a bird

I just love being in a beautiful garden. It makes me feel so peaceful and relaxed. This totem pole gives me those same feelings, like a perfect summer day. 

The beautiful green frogs springing out of the garden leaves give the garden an exotic feel. The bird at the top is reminiscent of songbirds piping their melodies in the tree boughs. I love the smell of freshly cut flowers, so the lovely flower that we are able to peek into has a burst of beautiful color like a floral bouquet with blooms hand selected from an exquisite garden. 

I like how this whole totem comes together to tell its story of joyful tranquility.

12 x 15 x 59


I see you

green frog with orange toes

Frogs come in so many beautiful colors. This one has a lovely orange pedicure.

Hear the song

Orange flower with yellow bird

I love to hear the birds talking to each other as they flit around my garden

Available Totem Poles


"Totems" by Alexis Moyer

This book is a portfolio style book where I expand a bit about the making of some of my totem poles as well sharing a nice selection of pieces I've made over the years. 

$48.00 (includes tax and shipping)