This is a ceramic piece called Bird Girl; so named because her hair is made up of little birds with their wings outstretched. She holds a red bird in her hands, which are behind her back.
Kerry and I bought her at this year's Feats of Clay reception. It's hard to tell from this picture but she's 35 inches tall. We haven't been able to bring her home yet because the exhibit of the 80 winning entries is ongoing. We should have her by the end of the month.
The artist is Nuala Creed. You can see more of her work at