Ceramic Historical

The Goddess & historical sculptures I make are of my own imagining, or

re-interpretations of ancient artefacts. Where I have used an image from the past, I have endeavoured to stay true to its' original spirit, whilst also perhaps fitting it to a more modern understanding of human proportions. I like to think I am respecting & continuing a tradition, using materials unavailable to the ancients. The ones at the top & bottom of the page are suitable for indoor spaces only. The ones in the middle of the page are suitable for gardens too. Many are selling out fast as I move into foundry bronze!

Nile Goddesses

3,000 - 4,000BC Neolithic Egyptian.

Height 26cm (10¼"), available in a range of colours & glaze textures. 

These Goddesses were found in graves in late Neolithic and early Bronze Age settlements in & around Naqada on the banks of the river Nile. They pre-date the pyramids from a time before Egypt was unified under the Pharaohs. The shape of these Goddesses also appears as figures painted on to pots of that time, often floating above painted boats.

A life-sized 90cm High version can be found further down this page and is suitable for gardens.

£99 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

Peachy Turquoise

A Nile Goddess with a peachy turquoise glaze that feels soft to the hand. The very last in a Persian blue Turquoise glaze.

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A Nile Goddess with my own unique 'thermal imaging' glaze evoking the hot sun and desert of Egypt.

Yellow Desert Sand Nile Goddess

A lighter version of the Desert Sand glaze on a Nile Goddess.

Green crystal glaze

A green turquoise glazed Nile Goddess with crystals in the glaze.

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A smooth glazed white and cream Nile Goddess, the only one of her kind, made in Devon by Ama Menec.

Desert Sand Nile Goddess

A Nile Goddess in a desert sand coloured glaze.

The last 8 Nile Goddesses left

The very last 8 Nile Goddesses for sale from my studio.

Abundant Goddess

from Neolithic Çatal Höyük, Turkey 6,000BC 19cm high.

Available in a range of colours. Found in grain storage areas and built into hearths, she represents the very beginning of human settled civilisation, & the earliest agricultural and hearth and home Goddess.

Under a variety of names in the Near East and Mediterranean, 

she is the oldest continuously worshipped Deity in the world..

£85 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability

Terracotta and white Abundant Goddess

A different sort of terracotta Abundant Goddess with a white underglaze detailing. Made in Devon by sculptor Ama Menec.

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An Abundant Goddess done in cream clay and light blue underglaze, based on those found in Neolithic Catal Hoyuk in central Turkey. These made by Ama Menec in South West England.

Cream and White Abundant Goddess from Catal Hoyuk

A Catal Hoyuk Abundant Goddess in a cream stoneware clay with white underglaze, made in south Devon by artist Ama Menec.

Cycladic Goddesses 

Bronze Age Greek 2,000 - 3,000BC. Height 36cm (14¼"), including base, available in a range of colours & glaze textures. I have made large versions for gardens but these have now all sold

These Goddesses were first carved in the Cycladic islands in the Aegean, but were exported all over the Mediterranean region as far as Turkey & upper Egypt. Like the Naqada Egyptian Goddesses above, their exact role is unknown, but they were found, sometimes many at a time,

in graves all around the Mediterranean.

They were originally highly painted & would have been very colourful.

£85 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

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A Cycladic Goddess in a white and cream buttery crackle glaze, based on marble originals from the bronze age Aegean, but made in Devon by Ama Menec.

Cycladic Goddess thermal imaging glaze.

A small Cycladic Goddess, suitable for home and altar, with a dynamic hot glaze, reminiscent of thermal imaging.

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A small Cycladic Goddess with an electric blue glaze.

Pink marbled clay Cycladic Goddess.

This Cycladic Goddess is made from pink marbled porcelain and is the only one made this way.

White marbled Cycladic Goddess

A porcelain and white stoneware marbled Cycladic Goddess, the only one of her kind, but similar to the bronze age ones which were made of marble.

Cycladic Heads Oval Style

Height 23cm (9¼"), available in a range of colours & glaze textures. These head shapes changed over the 2 millennia they were made,

reflecting the different hair styles during that time.

As each type has its own grace I have made mine available in 3 main styles. 

£90 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

Oval metallic Cycladic Goddess Head

Oval metallic blue Cycladic Goddess's head. For indoors only.

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White weathered marble look Cycladic oval head.

Dry Blue Oval

An oval shaped ceramic Cycladic Goddess Head with a dry blue glaze.

Yellow Oval Cycladic Goddess Head

A Cycladic Goddess head in a dry yellow glaze.

Oval Cycladic Head metallic rainbow.

An oval Cycladic Goddess Head with a metallic rainbow effect from varnished acrylic paint. The only one of its kind.

Cycladic Heads Shield Style

Height 23cm (9¼"), available in a range of colours and glaze textures. These head shapes changed over the 2 millennia they were made, reflecting the different hair styles during that time.

As each type has its own grace I have made mine available in 3 main styles.

£90 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability 

Cycladic Head Shield Sharkskin cropped

A blue ceramic shield style Cycladic Goddess head with a textural 'shark skin' type green and blue glaze.

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A metallic iridescent ceramic Cycladic Goddess head in a shield style design. Only one of these made.

Metallic Blue Shield Cycladic Head

A metallic blue and silver Shield style Cycladic Goddess Head

Bronze effect Cycladic head cropped

A Cycladic Head with a bronze effect glaze.

Cycladic Heads Tapered Style

Height 23cm (9¼"), the last six available are shown here. These head shapes changed over the 2 millennia they were made,

reflecting the different hair styles during that time.

As each type has its own grace I have made mine available in 3 main styles. 

£90 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

Volcanic Blue tapered.

A viscus rich crystalline blue glazed tapered Cycladic Head

White tapered Cycladic Head

A white weathered marble effect tapered Cycladic Head.

Electric Blue Tapered Cycladic Head.

An electric Blue tapered Cycladic Head, the only one of its kind.

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A Tapered Cycladic Head with a vivid dry yellow glaze. One of a limited range of Cycladic Heads in this style.

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A Tapered Cycladic Head with a dry vivid blue glaze, made in South West UK by historical sculptor Ama Menec.

Pink Terrasigilata Tapered Cycladic Head

A Pink Terrasigilata Tapered Cycladic Head, the only one of its kind.

The sculptures below are suitable for both indoor and out door spaces.

Pegasus Wall Hanging Sculpture

35cm (14") by 35cm (14") wall hanging, weatherproof & suitable for indoor or outdoor spaces. I only have ONE Pegasus sculpture left!   

Medusas' winged horse daughter done in an Art Deco style.

£155 plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

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A wall hanging bas relief of Pegasus made entirely from a black clay. The last of its kind. Sculpted by West Country artist Ama Menec

Luna Full Moon Wall Plaques

Available in a range of textures and light colours, 24cm (9½") wide.

No two the same. Weather resistant & suitable for outdoors.

£55 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability

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An un-glazed natural sandstone looking clay Full Moon.

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A Full Moon with a vivid dry yellow glaze. The only one of its kind.

Lithium White Full Moon

A Full Moon with a white dry lithium glaze.

Hypnia ('Sleep')

55cm (24") wide, 42cm (16½") high, wall hanging sculpture. Suitable for indoor or outdoor spaces.

Available in a dry blue cobalt wash or the brown copper wash. 

Based on a Classical Greek bronze head of Hypnos, the god of sleep, which was missing one wing. Mine is a feminised or androgynised version, with both wings included, based on those of a tawny owl, & with one wing folded over the face

to be more evocative of being enveloped in sleep .

£680 each plus postage or shipping. Check availability

Blue Ceramic Hypnia

The only blue ceramic Hypnia made, and there will be no more as I move permanently into foundry bronze for my sculptures.

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A three times life sized ceramic Hypnia, based on a bronze in the British Museum of the Greek God Hypnos, God of Sleep. This has a brown copper wash and is one of just two left of its kind.

Dreaming Length 59cm (23") Width  50cm (20") Height 29cm (13").

Available in a range of colours & glaze textures,

£980 each plus postage or shipping.

Check availability.

Iridescent Dreaming

Iridescent Dreaming Goddess.

Deep Blue Dreaming smaller

A Dreaming sculpture with a wash of deep cobalt oxide giving an intense blue.

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A Dreaming sculpture with a soft peach like turquoise blush.

Iridescent side view

Side back view of the Iridescent Dreaming sculpture.

Brown iron Dreaming cropped

A Dreaming garden sculpture with a wash of red iron oxide giving a warm brown.

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Dreaming Garden Goddess with a weathered bronze glaze, soon to head off to Marks Hall Gardens

Brown side view Dreaming

Side view of the Brown Dreaming sculpture.

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Back view of her Art Deco hair.

Large Neolithic Egyptian Nile Goddess

90cm (3') High. Suitable for outdoors; fabulous as a garden centre piece, weather-proofed.

A unique piece, no other versions available.

She is glazed with a soft crystalline turquoise glaze that glitters like sunlight on water when in full sun, & goes dark & brooding in the rain, just like a river does.

£3,000 plus postage or shipping. Check availability

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A large nearly life sized Nile Goddess with a turquoise crystalline glaze, the only one of her kind.

Nile Goddess Delamore 300dpi 2013

The Large Nile Goddess in a pond at Delamore Gardens

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Back view of the Nile Goddess at an art show.

Delamore pond

A foreshortened view of the large Nile Goddess at the Delamore Gardens.

Nile Goddess Delamore 2013

Ariel view of the large Neolithic Nile Goddess floating above a pond at Delamore Gardens, Devon during their art show.

Nile Goddess at Bovey Vineyard

The Large Nile Goddess at the art show at the Bovey Vineyard.

The first thing you see at unit 7 Coombe

The Large Nile Goddess greets visitors to Unit 7 Coombe Park Craft Studios. When the roller door is up she is the first thing you see.

Surfing Mermaid Candelabra. 

Approximately 42cm (16½") high & includes 3 egg shaped candles.

I only have ONE Surfing Mermaid sculpture in this style 

Suitable for indoor use only

£150 plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

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The very last Surfing Mermaid Candelabra for sale in pink, purple, green and orange, with candles included, showing the front view.

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The very last Surfing Mermaid Candelabra showing the back view in green, pink, purple and orange.

Surfing Mermaid Candelabra. 

Approximately 42cm (16½") high & includes candle.

I only have ONE Surfing Mermaid sculpture in this style 

Suitable for indoor use only

£150 plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

Solo mermaid candle holder

Surfing Mermaid Candelabra holding a large ivory ball candle, in a sun starfish whilst surfing on a green wave.

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Three Quarter view of the solo surfing mermaid candelabra.

Solo Surfing mermaid Candle holder back

Back view of the surfing mermaid candle holder with ivory ball candle.

Surfing Humpback Whale & Mermaid. 

Approximately 31cm (12¼") High.

I only have ONE Surfing Whale sculpture left

Suitable for indoor use only

£150 plus postage or shipping. Check availability.

Surfing Humpback Whale and Mermaid

A Humpback Whale surfs a single wave carrying a mermaid on its tail and spouting water. The only one of its kind.

The images below are of my historical & figurative ceramic sculptures

which are now All Sold!

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The last of my wheel thrown fat nude chargers, all now sold!

lemon yellow Sheila-na-gig

A lemon yellow Sheila-na-Gig now sold!

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Pegasus wall hanging sculpture in a high fired terracotta clay with a copper wash, NOW SOLD!

Last Lichen glazed Pegasus.

The last lichen glazed Pegasus is now sold

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Flying Fire Goddess Chandelier, a unique piece, is now sold!

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A close up of a light blue Dreaming sculpture now sold.

Terracotta Abundant Goddess

A lovely dark brown Abundant Goddess, based on those from Catal Hoyuk in Turkey, the oldest continuously worshipped deity in the world, NOW SOLD!

Sky blue Nile Goddess 2017

Two glazes layered on top of each other, a completely unrepeatable experiment! Nile Goddess based on those from Naqada, Neolithic Egypt. NOW SOLD!

Electric Blue Sheila-Na-Gig jpg

Sheila-na-Gig goddess with an electric blue glaze

Surfing Mermaid Green

Surfing Mermaid Candelabra with a textured green glaze.

Metalic Cycladic Goddess

One of two metallic Cycladic Goddesses, now both sold.

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A pale turquoise Dreaming sculpture with a peachy finish, Now Sold.

Large Cycladic Head at Delamore 2013

Large Cycladic Head with a white glaze now SOLD!

White Cycladic at the Mythic Gardens

The white weathered marble look Cycladic Goddess at the Mythic Sculpture Gardens in Devon surrounded by ferns. Now Sold.

New Moon dry glaze

One of the last New Moons, just one of these left at the studio for sale.

Large Cycladic Goddess Head with green glaze.

Large Cycladic Goddess Head with a green glaze NOW SOLD!

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Half Moon done with two types of glazes, very tricky to do! Now ALL SOLD!

© 2020 by Ama Menec - Sculpture. Last updated 12th September 2020

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Dreaming hair. jpg

Back view of her Art Deco hair.