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
don’t look away came out of the kiln this morning – this is the final siren for my show in October at Rosebed Street Gallery in Eudlo. She has a patched and embroidered vintage bodice, ceramic, sculpture, underglaze and stains 60 x 30 x 30 cm approx .
One siren finished – detail of her bodice which is machine and hand embroidery, vintage fabrics and threads. ceramic sculpture, underglaze, stains, and engobe, once fired 1100 – machine and hand embroidered bodice vintage fabrics and thread.
two more sirens getting ready for completion – waiting for a kiln to be emptied (community kiln), underglazed and incised, stained, engobes and more colour applied and washed back – these pieces haven’t yet been bisqued. embroidery textiles pieces obviously won’t go into the fire but will be applied later.
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.
Couldn’t resist this one after finding some vintage fishing lures on ebay. ceramic sculpture, underglaze, stain, acrylic paint, vintage bass fishing lure and remnants of victorian silk patchwork quilt. 60 cm x 30 x 30