My new "Spirit Dancers" are a minimum of 12" tall!
Many have asked how I create them....
I begin with air-dry clay and, after 24 hours of drying time, I use an Exacto Knife point, a dental pick and a carpet needle to fashion the facial features. I truly have no plan, no design, no pattern, and no blueprint. Each "Dancer" leads me along the path to choose paint colors, fabrics, drawings, etc.
(Each Dancer requires a minimum of 5 days to create.)
Truly, the Spirit leads my mind and my hands.
I feel an incredible sense of honor and responsibility when I complete each one!
If interested in a personalized commissioned piece, be it a Medicine Bag, Spirit Dancer, etc. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Native Guardian” ..... For my White Earth Chippewa
cousin living in Idaho who was given the name “Wolf Protector of The People.” I would never disrespect his tribal name by using it on this Spirit Dancer.....a slight altercation instead
I painted the wolf on the rawhide shirt rather than use his name in the title. The 2 round discs on the left staff symbolize the logos of his two tribes, Sioux and Chippewa. The feathers on the right staff symbolize our feathered Messengers to the Creator, carrying supplications on our behalf.
The Dancer stands amid rocks on the base to symbolize his grounded commitment to his people. I felt so honored to create this for him ... especially knowing about the hundreds of people from many tribes whom he has helped to get enrolled in their tribes!!
I am trying my best to avoid this ugly world by staying at my art table until the wee hours of each morning! 3 am last night! I just completed “Creation” Spirit Dancer .....
"Red Sun" is only about 7” tall but she is a giant with her message.... even her expression is sad.... In her right hand is a small painting I did and I was a bit surprised to see that the sun appears to be ominous. There are two gorgeous beads on her white-rope-wrapped Staff ... two orbs in space? None of this was planned.... it just “happened!”
"Freedom" Spirit Dancer --- ($200 plus shipping)
I cannot sing or play musical instruments. I only have one small voice to contribute! However, I have been blessed with a bit of creativity which I have used to enhance my words! “Freedom Spirit Dancer” .... (4 days of work! Whew!) Look closely at the words in the rolled parchment on top of the pole in her right hand! .....May she dance her prayer and twirl throughout the Universe in order to preserve Our Great Country!
Questions or ordering, email
Click on various categories under "Turtle Logo" above.
Browse and order before items are gone!
Stafford continues to push me forward and, in his memory,
I will forever adjust to the "Hole in the Day" but will "begin again!"
"Thank you" to so many for prayers and encouragement!!
In memory of my son,
all sales proceeds from
will go to the
"Stafford Alan Clark-Price Feline Memorial Scholarship Fund"
at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
In advance, thank you so much for your support!
For further information or to contribute to