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
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.
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.
measuring white noise – rud -abot- bot would be a bit of fun if it wasn’t so serious – currently we are in the throes of a federal election –
and the choices provide slim pickings (rudd or abbott) . clay body, muslin wrapped head, stitched with vintage fabrics and vintage tape measure, vintage metal meccano.