Tag Archives: ceramic

Portrait Bust, Work in Progress

11 Mar

The face of this portrait bust is finished, and now I just have to sculpt the hairРno easy task for a man whose hairstyling experience is limited to 30 seconds with a comb in the morning.

I made an art nouveau-style doorknob

12 Oct

This is a door handle inspired by art nouveau / jugendstil asthetics, which I will cast in concrete or metal. It will attach to a gate or door with four to six screws.

Luv That Contrast

18 Dec

I just can’t stop making contrasting Sun-Moon pairs. Why stop? Here we have the Sun still taking things much more seriously than the Moon. I think I’ll make it a crescent moon with the tips pointing away from the Sun.

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Christmas Angel Finished

2 Dec

The clay original of my Christmas Angel broke up during the mold-making process. Plenty of time to restore and salvage it later. The trade-off of a really good working mold is very much worth it. I can crank these out by the dozen now. God help us!

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A Last, Lingering Look

18 Nov

My Christmas Angel is done. Next comes the slime, goo and possible destruction that is the mold-making process. Fingers crossed as I slime it with Vaselene, then pour on the silicone rubber.

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Worth Checking Out

12 Nov

Worth Checking Out

This one’s getting tons of hits over at eBay. Come check it out. I think it’s the sun that intrigues.
http://r.ebay.com/gikAVf
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261325989253?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Christmas Angel

10 Nov

My new Christmas Angel is coming along. I’d been putting off doing the fingers, but the basic gestures sort of came together automatically once I got started. Now it’s just a matter of fine tuning– and deciding what to put on the banner. I could go traditional with “Gloria” or “Noel”, but I also have a bit of an impulse to update the Christmas message: “Get Out Of Jail Free”.

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Sculpture Ready for You Now

10 Nov

This one’s done and up for sale at eBay. Just click your mouse a few times and wait for the doorbell to ring. It’s easy! … Or just come enjoy it if you don’t feel like buying. The more, the merrier!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=claybraven&_sop=10

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Christmas Angels, etc.

2 Nov

It’s time to gear up for Christmas, and this year I don’t feel confident enough to take on a nativity scene. So I’m going full-angel from now until December. (I did start a more pagan-esque greenman, and a Queen of Hearts, but their fate is in question at this point. Some day I do want to sculpt through a deck of cards, though.)

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Pity The Fool

25 Oct

I was at a party the other night, when I started talking to someone, only realizing after way too long that I was calling her by the wrong name. Hi, here’s me:

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