tellingmystory – ready for the first firing

new work getting ready for the first firing –

tellingmystory01

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

 

tellingmystory

seasonofsummerlonging

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.

seasonofsummerlonging_detail seasonofsummerlonging

 

mixed media sculpture, ceramic, engobe, terra sigillata, stains, underglaze, vintage plastic flowers and string  62 x 30 x 30 cm

chameleonrecruits – before the fire

Nearly 2 months since I have posted something – we have been very busy helping our eldest twin prepare for her latest adventure – 12 months volunteering in North Yorkshire UK.  Apparently it started to snow yesterday – her first experience of the white, wet stuff !!!  I have not entirely neglected the studio and this morning 3 new ceramic sculptures went into the kiln.  Sneak peak of one of them before firing …these are still from the sirens, satyrs, sinners and saints series

chameleonrecruits_01 chameleonrecruits_detail_01

 

ceramic sculpture, underglaze, engobe, inlay, print and stains  60 x 25 cm

 

not all black and white

not all black and white went through the same ordeal as the previous post – colour was overlaid in watery treatments much like watercolour.  She is approx. 60 cm x 40 x 30 cm 

terracotta base, stains, engobe and underglazes
notallblackandwhite copy notallblackandwhite_detail notallblackandwhite02 copy notallblackandwhite03

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

finished_siren01

 

siren front detail

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

allure

Couldn’t resist this one after finding some vintage fishing lures on ebay.

allureceramic sculpture, underglaze, stain, acrylic paint, vintage bass fishing lure and remnants of victorian silk patchwork quilt.  60 cm x 30 x 30