Announcing Exciting CWE Art Fundraiser/Auction

World-renowned artist, friend, and supporter of Center for Wildlife Ethics, Dean McRaine has generously donated a gorgeous piece of his artwork, entitled "Turtle Love" in support of CWE’s important work.

This is an original work by Dean McRaine of LightWave studio. From the last of the blue turtle series block - "Turtle Love" is a wheel thrown porcelain bowl (10" x 10" x 2") with a hanger on the back, high fired (2300 degrees) using Dean's colored clay millefiori technique. It is glazed with a clear glaze for durability and ease of cleaning (lead-free, non-toxic, food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe). 

The fundraiser will happen in the form of an online eBay auction.  This week-long auction/fundraiser begins June 8th, 2019 at 11:00 am Central Daylight Time.  

CWE extends its deepest gratitude to Dean for his generous (and breathtaking) gift.

See the video below to learn how Dean makes these incredible pieces of art:

More About the Artist:


Dean McRaine is a world renowned Hawaii based colored clay millefiori ceramic artist.  Primarily self-taught, he has been creating original ceramic works of art for more than 30 years.  His original colored clay technique attracted the attention of Art Insider – representatives traveled to his Kauai studio to shoot a short video of his process which has garnered more than 42 million views to date. 

In the world of art, Dean has paved his own path by breaking the "traditional boundaries of ceramic techniques" and creating what is essentially an entirely new art-form.  As someone who is both personally recharged and artistically inspired by nature, Dean appreciates the sanctity of wildlife and public access to wild places.  With that in mind, he was happy to donate a piece of his magnificent nature-themed art to support the important work of the Center for Wildlife Ethics.