This exquisite piece is handmade by artist Juanita May of Coconut Grove, Miami Florida (1920-2013). She is well known for many murals around Miami area, and was head of the school at the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center which was housed at the Biltmore Hotel from 1975-1989. She was also the head of the school at the Bass Museum. A 1963 appointment as visiting artist at the Art Institute of Chicago, led to her profile in Ceramics Monthly. Her work has been shown in many museums and has garnered over 20 major awards. Noted for her large ceramic murals, she covered entire walls in a number of South Florida commercial and civic buildings. Juanita May was founding member of Clayspace which was on Lincoln Road (Miami Beach) from 1990-96 and the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches.