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About the work

Sharky looks like he was waiting under a waterfall of glazes. Sharky loves water. He loves lakes, the sea! And waterfalls. He stands for positive experiences in life because these experiences are the building blocks for happiness, renewal and cleansing. He represents power, fierceness and determination when it comes to challenges and opportunities in life.

Sharky will teach you that challenges are an important part of life because they provide you with experience, they encourage you to learn and help you to become wiser and stronger.

With Sharky you will learn the skill of seeing the opportunities rather than the problems, and you will learn how to enhance your quality of life by improving the quality of our thoughts. Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences. Just as water has a cycle, thoughts have a cycle too.


Sharky is part of the Lucky 13.

Once upon a time, on a far away planet, a lonely astronaut girl was lost.

She didn’t know how long she had been there, and for an untold time she stood there, longing to be found, waiting for something to happen. Yearning to come to light.

Waiting to be again...

Roaming around while time was escaping, on a day unforeseen, her eyes caught the sight of a strange rock.

She lifted up the rock, gently, and dusting off scraps and dust, little by little revealing a ceramic doll of divine creation.

She cared for the magical doll, sang to her and by her whispers she gifted the doll a part of herself, blessed it with a destiny.

The astronaut girl send the doll off into the universe and set her mind to finding more magical rocks and more sculptures.

With every doll she uncovered and every new encounter, the astronaut girl gifted each doll with a special part of herself and saw all of them becoming their true self.

Eventually, after exposing a last 13th doll, the girl was nothing more than a wisp of herself and with the next dust storm, the lonely lost astronaut was scattered into a sparkling pool of nothingness.


PublisherGriet Van den Auwelant
Certificate of authenticityIncluded

About the artist

International artist and sculptor Griet Van den Auwelant uses art as a vital and constant source of pleasure, hope and esse, a way of life.

After exploring multiple art forms, from piano over painting to fashion design, she was drawn back to clay, one of the most natural materials to work with.

Since 2013 Griet is exploring ceramics in different studios in Belgium and Dubai, she plays with texture, discovering and studying clay and pushing the limits of glazes, her work is playful and real, raw and unpretentious.

​Griet's imagination comes to live in thematic exhibitions that have been lauded by critics and colleagues.

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