I haven’t been very good at keeping up-to-date on my blog but i have been plugging away in the studio. Over the next few days I will post some of the results below are two figures ready for the Roma regional Gallery exhibition.
hand built terracotta, engobe, underglaze, stains 70 cm x 40cm x 30 cm
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
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.
burdenwithcare – handbuilt ceramic vessel, engobe, terrasigillata, and underglaze – is waiting for its first firing
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.
new work getting ready for the first firing –
mixture of terracotta and white clay, engobe and underglaze applied while still quite damp
this will be bisque fired before deciding on the next stages of colouring – a lot could happen between this stage and the final piece. approx 50 cm tall
seasonofsummerlonging is the third piece that will be trundling its way to Melbourne. I am having wooden crates made so that hopefully the work will arrive safely.
mixed media sculpture, ceramic, engobe, terra sigillata, stains, underglaze, vintage plastic flowers and string 62 x 30 x 30 cm
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