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
new work getting ready for the first firing – 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
Three new chameleonrecruits out of the kiln and on their way to tusk gallery. Opening night 6th March should be fun – I am started to get excited 🙂
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! The front is inlayed terra-cotta the back is a stitched collage of vintage silk, […]
Categories: art, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, Uncategorized, visual arts • Tags: ceramics, clay, clay sculpture, engobe, fishing lures, mixed media assemblage, terracotta inlay, vintage bible, vintage fabrics
Spent the day installing new exhibition at Rosebed St. Gallery – here are some gallery shots – apologies for the reflections on the glass. My sculptures and David’s drawings work well together in this space.
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.