a good girl scout – neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky

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 –

a good girl scout- neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky

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

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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.

 

breathing a sigh of relief

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!)don't push my buttons dont_push_detail

 

terracotta and white clays, stains , engobe and underglaze approx. 40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm.

gravitas lost

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 cmgravitas lost  _ detail gravitas lost

sirens, satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint!

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

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don’t bury my heart

don't bury my heart

Sometimes documenting work before they go into the fire can be a useful practice.  This piece had a little explosion
and has suffered some facial damage and a missing shoulder/back section – but all is not lost and I have replaced the shoulder with a meccano structure and the damage echoes  traces of life experience.

This is a big heavy piece 80 x 40 x 30 cm – a mixture of terracotta and white clay. underglaze, stains – burnished.
I will post the finished piece as soon as I can get it photographed.

finished

One siren finished – detail of her bodice which is machine and hand embroidery, vintage fabrics and threads.

 

siren detail

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siren front detail

ceramic sculpture, underglaze, stains, and engobe, once fired 1100 – machine and hand embroidered bodice vintage fabrics and thread.