the final five chameleonrecruits are finished – all hand-built terracotta, slip, underglaze, stained and waxed – with some applied mixed media elements – size variable 30 – 70 cm in height.
I am currently working on six new chameleonrecruits from the sirens saints and sinners series hopefully to get exhibited as a one group. Here is the first of the new recruits – slightly different process in that a decorative slip was applied at quite a wet stage of the building process and where it is quite thick it has started to peel and flake – I couldn’t have asked for a better result. This piece was coloured bisque fired, stained and then fired again. The final finish is hot wax allowed to partially seal but add yet another layer of decay. size approx. 40 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm
and this is a little siren – trying to escape from her box
and the original drawing
sometimes resolving the piece takes time and sometimes things fall into place – I think she is finished (for now) but she has had quite a few additions and subtractions along the way.
hand built ceramic sculpture, engobe, underglaze, japanese tissue stencils, vintage apron and kimono silks, embridery, decaying canvas 50 x 30 x 20 cm
burdenwithcare has had two firings and a final wax finish – still thinking about her headress whether to stick with the jute or go with something a bit more decorative – perhaps leather but I also have a huge range of vintage linen threads which could also work.
handbuilt ceramic sculpture – engobe, inlaid terracotta, underglaze and stains
50 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm
Moreton Bay Art Prize is one of the few major art prizes in south-east Queensland region – so it is always nice to be included in the final jury selection. This year I only entered the 3D section with dontpushmybuttons – even the good get weary 40 x 30 x 30 cm terracotta, engobe, underglaze and stains
for the first time in several months I am getting an opportunity to just play in the studio – my next planned exhibition isn’t until the end of 2015 – and although there are some other plans underway – the pressure is off and the there is time to just explore some different aspects of clay and finishes.
and a previous post on ‘tellingmystory‘ whilst waiting for a firing has undergone significant change. I am looking forward to seeing the alchemy.
fly-in fly-out – a very busy 24 hours but what a great night. I met up with the owners of tusk gallery Gary and Georgie and their staff Katie and Olivia at the opening. All generous beautiful people doing knock out work – the gallery looked stunning, the opening was in full swing. great music, food and atmosphere. I was very fortunate to sell a good girl scout – neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky and red (one of the original sirens)
Here is a couple of photos of the chameleonrecruits together for the first time – perhaps a little challenging but certainly telling a story ! Many thanks to Gary and Georgie for offering this great opportunity. If you are in Melbourne well worth visiting the gallery there is always great viewing.