when this vessel went into the fire I was less than happy with the form – but now that she has been spruced up a bit – a brightening with some acrylic paint, some papermache added to her headpiece and the final sealing of sections with encaustic … she started to speak to me handbuilt terracotta – slip, underglaze, stained, acrylic, papermache and encustic 50 x 30 x30 cm
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, […]
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 .
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
Yesterday I took several of these ladies out of the fire – slowly applying the finishing touches. Each figure is approx 60 cm high and they are made with white clay – once fired – under glazed and stains, acrylic painting with vintage fabrics. I have yet to apply some sort of matt finish.
I have been really struggling with this drawing for the last few days – trying to dream a resolution. And like many of my drawings it began in a completely different place – and has undergone lots of transitions. As a mother of twins the toll on the body is immense – living change. It is finally close to being finished (I think).
A good friend suggested this title for another piece – but for me it could be the title for a whole new series. This drawing has just been completed and I have several large head sculptures ready to go into the fire (pics will be posted soon). sweet siren song is mixed media on arches hot press 320lb. 120 x 100 cm watercolour, gesso, acylic, conte, pastel and charcoal.