Tag Archives: learning sculpture

And Another Planter Pot

12 Jul

I just finished another plant pot. This one has fancy holes in the bottom so the water can drain out. It’ll be fun to try different ways of making these to make the process efficient. Then I’ll start adding hair and decorative features to them. And if I’m going to give them away, maybe I’ll make them look like the person … or hey! Their dog or cat! I’ve got to write this idea down somewhere.

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Skull’s Done

6 Jun

I finished my skull. I’ve always thought artists who made images of skulls and dissected bodies, etc., were taking things a bit too far. But this was a surprisingly educational experience– unexpectedly dental, in its way too. I’m really glad I did it.

 

Cowlike Gargoyle

2 Sep

Another gargoyle head is done. This one turned out more bovine-looking, or maybe doglike.

Finished That Gargoyle

1 Sep

The latest gargoyle is done. I feel a series coming on.

New Gargoyle

31 Aug

I have a new gargoyle in the works. I’ll do the head tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be a bored gargoyle.

The Other Gargoyle

29 Aug

The second bookend gargoyle is done. Instead of quietly pondering his books, this one is waxing eloquent.

Busy Busy Busy

13 Jul

I haven’t been posting much lately, but I have been making stuff. Today was a second firing of a second batch of leaf trays. The incremental improvement continues. This time the glaze is a little better chosen and applied, the plates are a little smoother. Next time, I’ll ask people what they want, and start focusing on usable designs and sizes. I think people are going to want bigger plates than I’ve been making.

Art Deco Face

13 Jul

My art deco face finished its second firing. I painted it black and put a deep green glaze on it. Very happy, except one of the swans’ beaks chipped off in handling. I can use art restoration tech to fix it so nobody will ever know.

 

Inventory

4 Jul

I tossed up some shelves to verticalize my inventory. Some day, I want to have one of those ladders on rollers like you see in old libraries. Gotta make more stuff first.

Big Kiln Day Tomorrow

2 Jul

Tomorrow’s a first-firing kiln day. So I’ve been furiously sanding, scraping and buffing frog trays and leaf plates. It’s my second go at the leaf plates, so the technique feels a little smoother, less experimental, more confident, and fixed– except my frogs … the more I make, the worse they seem to get.

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