|DOLLY THE CLONED SHEEP
Ceramic, underglazes, glazes 17"x 20"x 12" .1997
Dolly, the cloned sheep is a landmark in science. She was derived from cells that had been taken from the mammary of a six year old Fin Dorset Ewe. The cells were then cultured in the laboratory at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Individual cells were then fused with unfertilized eggs, from which genetic materials had been removed. Twenty-nine reconstructed eggs were then placed into Black Faced ewes. One hundred and forty-eight days later Dolly was born. She was named after Dolly Parton.