Heart Boxes

These three dimensional ceramic wall sculptures are slab and hand built with a recessed shadowbox with a sculpted heart placed in it. Each saying and phrase are individually stamped, one letter at a time, and using molds that I made from my mother's costume jewelry among other hand made stamps and collected texturabelia, I've come up with a variety of decorative styles. Copper wire is used for hanging wings and other ornamentation. A wire hanger is on the back for wall mounting.

I refer to these heart shadowboxes as “Heart Keepers" or "Heart Boxes”. They have been given other definitions by people such as “altars”, “sacred sanctuaries of the soul”, and inspirational wall sculptures; but all evoke different emotions, ranging from sadness, gladness, delight and whimsy. Many an observer has shared a heart- rending experience, tearful story. I feel honored to create something that  touches another human being. These art pieces emerged out of a vision to have others look inside and see the beauty and vulnerability in another being. On a personal journey of my own, an image appeared in my artist's mind, and the first image that had appeared was not the easiest to form, so I created a shadowbox which was what the clay in my hands had led me towards.Whether the end result resembles the first idea I had, it is always a surprising and satisfying event. Every day that I sit down in my studio and begin stamping each letter one-at-a-time, I am realizing how much I am practicing and absorbing the messages in these famous quotes. I call it a “merging of work, meditation, healing and  play”.


All Sizes Approx 4"x4", 5"x5", 7"x7" And Up.

All Designs Available In Various Sizes and Colors.
Custom Quotes Also Available Upon Request.

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"Woman in Harmony with Spirit"
$90.

3 dimensional wall art 5x7x2" shadow box with rubber stamped saying, and a sculpted heart

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"Key to Happiness"
$80.

Ceramic heart with working drawer to hold a precious treasure or note. Dimensions of Heart: 5 x 6x 21/4"; drawer are 1x1 &1/2 x 2"

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"Touch my Heart"
$115.

Ceramic 3 dimensional wall art heart with working drawer, to hold a precious treasure or note. drawer measure 1&1/2 x 2". the heart is 8x9" and hangs on the wall.

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"Memoirs"
$150.

Ceramic 3-dimensional wall piece, with a working drawer to put a precious treasure or note in. The drawer measures 1&1/2 x 2-3 " The entire piece is 9"x8x3"deep.

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#2 "Lovers"
$95.

Double hearts in shadow box 7"x7"

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"Live your best life"
$78.

shadow box with sculpted Buddha and dangling leaf. 6 x 7 1/2 x 2". rubber stamped words on clay slabs

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"live Gently"
$70.

2 dimensional shadow box, 6x6x2" with sculpted Buddha

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"Heart of a Buddha"
$78.

2 dimensional shadow box 4x8x2" with Buddha and heart in hand

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"I Carry Your Heart"
$75.

2 dimensional wall art shadow box 6x6x2" with sculpted hands holding heart

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"Life is Short"
$95.

2 dimensional shadow box wall art 7x9x2" with rubber stamped saying (each letter stamped one at a time) and sculpted heart

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"I Love You More"
$70.

2 dimensional shadow box wall art, 6x6x2" with copper carbonate (green) glaze, sculpted heart and raised stamped words

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"You are Beautiful"
$60.

2 dimensional shadow box wall art, 6x6x2" with sculpted heart and stamped letters

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#3 "Beginnings"
$58.

raised word, egg in nest with angel wings with Copper Carbonate glaze. 4"x4"

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"Live Joyfully"
$55.

shadow box wall art 4x4x2"

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#4 "Beginnings"
$55.

raised word, egg in nest, copper carbonate glaze. 4"x4"

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#5 "Beginnings"
$55.

4"x4" with heart in nest, tan glaze

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#6 Solitary Heart
$150.

Green copper carbonate glaze wash over under glaze colors brushed into stamped leaves. 14" long x8" wide by 3" deep.

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#7 "I love you this much" with sculpted hands
$85.

7"x7" shadow box Sculpted hands holding heart

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#8 large "LOVE" Heart
$ 80.

8"x6" 3 dimensional

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#9 "Create Yourself"
$60.

6"x6"

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#10 "And the Day Came"
$85.

7"x7"

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#11 "Always Kiss Goodnight"
$60.

6"x6" with golden earth glaze over black

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#12 "Life is not measured"
$85.

7"x7"

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#13 "Divas"
$75.

7"x7" Diva's head with wings

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#14 "Wild at Heart"
$65.

6"x6" with wings

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#15 "Keys"
$70.

7"x7"

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#16 "Live Simply"
$60.

6"x6"

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#17 "I Love You to the Moon"
$55.

4"x4"

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#18 "Heart sees rightly"
$85.

7"x7"

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#19 "You hold the key to my Heart"
$85.

7"x7" with red ceramic corner dots

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#20 " I Love You to the Moon"
$60.

6"x6"

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#20.2 "I Love You to the Moon and Back"
$65.

6x6" shadow box with inset heart, and wing dangling from copper wire, says "and back"

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#21 "LOVE"
$65.

6"x6" Green patina-copper carbonate glaze with raised word

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#22 "Divas"-plain
$70.

7"x7"

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#23 "Family Faces"
$85.

7"x7"

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#24 " falling leaves"
$60.

6"x6" stamped leaves

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#25 "XOXOXO Marks the Spot"
$55.

4"x4" copper carbonate glaze with raised wording and raised heart

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#26 "Life shrinks or Expands"
$85.

7"x7"

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#27 "Multi stamped collage"
$60.

6"x6"

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#28 "Live Your Best Life"
$70.

6"x6" copper glaze and raised wording

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#29 "In my mind is a love story"
$55.

4"x4" Half Diva and Love Letter

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#30 "Love" & Vintage Key
$70.

6"x6" stamped with Love letters, raised word, dragonfly wings and a vintage key

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#31 "Need Less Love More"
$75.

6"x6" green patina/copper carbonate glaze with Buddah and wings and raised words

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#32 "Live Happily Ever Now"
$58.

4"x4" coral glaze with Buddah and raised words

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#33 "Need Less Love More"
$90.

7"x7" coral glaze with Buddah and wings and raised words

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#34 "Be True to Yourself"
$80.

5"x7" copper green with wings and raised words

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#35 "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul"
$70.

7"x7"

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#36 "Life shrinks or Expands"
$85.

7"x7"

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#37 "Follow your big dream"
$60.

6"x6"

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#38 "Need less love more"
$58.

4"x4" wings, raised words dark tan glaze

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#39 "Follow your heart"
$55.

4"x4"

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#40 "Amore"
$75.

6"x6" two hearts coral glaze

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#41 "Wild at Heart"
$80.

7"x7"

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#42 "I love you forever"
$75.

6"x6" green copper glaze raised words

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#43 XOXOXO Forever"
$80.

7"x7"

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#44 Imagine"
$65.

6"x6" with tan over-glaze

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#45 "LOVE"
$95.

6"x8" large reversed shadowbox with large heart-2 dimensioal

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#46 "Dream"
$55.

Green copper glaze, raised word, and small wing on copper wire at top or bottom. Other words can be substituted: Imagine, believe, Love, etc

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#47 "Wild at Heart"
$80.

7"x7" with wings

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#48 "Need Less Love More"
$70.

6"x6" Coral red glaze, raised words

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#49 "the Heart finds a Home"
$90.

Stoneware & Porcelain clay blend, 9" tall x 4" wide & 21/2 " deep, with a vintage key hanging inside.

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#49.5 "Heart Finds a Home" side angle view
$90.

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#50 "The Hppy Couple"
$100.

12" tall & 5" wide & 2 1/2 " deep, with sculpted faces, a heart and raised stamped words

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#51 "The Heart Finds Love at Home"
$90.

Dimensional house, 10" x 4" x 2 1/2" with "LOVE" raised stamped word on it.

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#52"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched"
$90.

7"x7" with saying by Helen Keller

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#53 "Your work is to Discover Your World"
$90.

7"x7" with wings

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#54 Heart hanging by a Key
$130.

Vintage keys stamped into the face of the shadowbox and a vintage key and copper wire are hung from top of box with the heart attached. 7"x13"

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#55 "Undefined Love"
$225.

12"x15" approx. with large heart wrapped with copper wire. Different stamps imprinted randomly on shadowbox face

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#56 "Dream"
$65.

6"x6" dream imprinted inside the shadowbox, dragonfly wings

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#57 "Three floating Hearts"
$120.

4 1/2 x 13" long shadow box with 3 floating hears

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#57.2 "Three Floating Hearts" tan
$120.

4 1/2 x 13" x 2 1/2 " deep; long shadow box with three floating hearts

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#57.3 " Three Hearts"
$120.

4 1/2 x 13" x 2 1/2 " deep shadowbox

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#58 " The Climb"
$100. large $60 small

Shadow box with heart and ladder made from porcelain. Large measures 8" x 5 1/2" x 3" deep; Small measures 5 1/2" x 4" x 2 1/2" deep

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Wedding Gift
$75. to $90.

7x7" shadow box with couple's names and a saying, date, or what ever is appropriate for the couple. Designs can be customized. Price will vary depending on number of letters and size

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Custom Wedding/Special occasion
$75.-$90.

6x6" three dimensional shadowbox with personalized names, saying or date. Color is a coral; and can be done in black and whilte

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Custom Wedding / Engagement piece
$80. to $$$

3 dimensional shadow box wall art 7x7x2" with your custom saying, and sculpted heart

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#62 " Family Tree"
$145.

Shadow box with sides, sculpted tree and leaves, nest with egg and tiny vintage key, brushed with iron oxide glaze and pastel colors for trunk and leaves

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Quotes

When you have come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off the cliff into the unknown; faith is knowing one of two things will happen….There will be something solid to stand or or you will be taught how to fly.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take…but by the moments that take our breath away.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. (Anais Nin)

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you; not knowing how blind that was….Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all along. (Rumi)

Live Your Best Life

It is with the heart that one sees rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

Give and receive

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. (William James)

Live Happily Ever Now

I will love the light for it shows me the way, Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. (Og Mandino)

We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.  (Buddah)

Friendship is a promise made in the heart; unbreakable by distance, unchangeable by time.

Trust what your heart knows.

Xoxoxo marks the spot.

Now I become myself; it’s taken time, many years and places.

Let your heart see what your eyes cannot.

Time has passed through me and become a song. (Holly Near)

Trust what your heart knows.

Of all fires, love is the only inexhaustible one. ( Pablo Neruda)

Dance with me…dance with me…all night long…We are the music…we are the song. (Nikki Giovanni)

Live by the sun, dance by the moon.

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.

Listen to your heart above all other voices.