Despite what we think we know and what we think will happen in the firing process – there are unseen consequences – I am pretty sure this fellow suffered a degree of torment at 1140 degrees. I have already begun to build an army of recruits – en masse the possibilities will be intriguing – it is always a question of my own resolve and sustenance!
The front is inlayed terra-cotta
the back is a stitched collage of vintage silk, bible pages, silk violet.
mixed media sculpture, hand built ceramic, underglaze print and and hand painted , terracotta inlay, stains, engobe, vintage bible pages, vintage fabrics and threads, vintage fishing lure. size 53 cm x 25cm x 25cm
Exciting developments I have been asked to provide sculptures to Tusk Gallery in South Yarra for an exhibition opening in March. Despite the short time frame I did have some work underway –
From the siren, satyrs, sinners and saints series –
a good girl scout – never leaveshomewithoutherhanky
mixed media sculpture, ceramic, vintage meccano, ankle shoe studs, underglaze, engobe, terra sigillata, stains 45 x 35 x30 cm
For those interested in process – she is hand built ‘Keane’s Special K” white groggy clay.
underglazed on her ‘hat’, engobe on her face, bisqued, then more stain and underglaze applied then fired to 1140 degrees. Vintage meccano and a piece from one of my daughter’s broken sandals forms the shoulder pad (waste not)!! She then has a wax finishing on hat and a matt medium applied to the body for a bit of protection.
Nearly 2 months since I have posted something – we have been very busy helping our eldest twin prepare for her latest adventure – 12 months volunteering in North Yorkshire UK. Apparently it started to snow yesterday – her first experience of the white, wet stuff !!! I have not entirely neglected the studio and this morning 3 new ceramic sculptures went into the kiln. Sneak peak of one of them before firing …these are still from the sirens, satyrs, sinners and saints series
ceramic sculpture, underglaze, engobe, inlay, print and stains 60 x 25 cm
don’t push my buttons – came through the bisque but I was really unhappy with the result – I added more stain, more engobe and some very watery underglaze colours – put it back in the kiln and crossed my fingers. (maybe I prayed to the kiln god as well!)
terracotta and white clays, stains , engobe and underglaze approx. 40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm.
These are some of the working drawings that I am using to develop the new series
Great run yesterday down to the Gold Coast around 5 hours return journey. gravitas lost is a mixture of terracotta and white clay bodies, colour is stains, and engobe – once fired to 1100. 50 x 25 x 25 cm
New work out of the fire and ready to deliver to Anthea Polson Art at Southport Marina tomorrow. It is about a four hour round trip but absolutely worth the drive – the gallery is beautiful and full to the brim of stunning art work.
I am working on new series which includes some of the sirens but includes satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint! back in vintage machine drawers and other boxes. The first images are guile
the latter image is transgression both are mixed media assemblage , ceramic sculpture, engobe, stain, underglaze in vintage sewing machine drawers