tellingmystory – ready for the first firing

new work getting ready for the first firing –

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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

 

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sneak peak – new exhibition at tusk gallery

… sneak peak at some of the work currently being hung at tusk gallery south yarra melbourne – exhibition ‘urban amazons and other eclecticities’ opens thursday night at 6.00pm.

the following images are from the tusk gallery facebook page lots of images and well worth visiting.  getting very excited flying out of the sunshine coast to melbourne on thursday morning 🙂

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chameleonrecruits – out of the fire

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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!
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The front is inlayed terra-cotta

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the back is a  stitched collage  of vintage silk, bible pages,  silk violet. 
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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

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 –

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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.

 

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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