Tag Archives: projects

Three Fingers, of Course

3 May

I slapped together a quick gargoyle body and put the head on. The feet and hands are quick gestural studies, tons of fun to make. I love gremlins & gargoyles because it’s all play. No fussing over proportions.

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Look Out Scoob!

2 May

Back to sculpting, after a foray into mold-making. If I can ever reproduce this in concrete, it’ll make some garden art, I think. This one is turning out suspiciously dog-like.

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Marge Thompson, Norm Thompson’s Wife, AS THE SUN

22 Apr

That’s my artsy title for this Sun Face, to be mass produced in my Dickensian workshop as hep garden art. I was going to say “… In Her Aspect As THE SUN,” but that ¬†would make a presumptuous, bulky title.

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Sunday Afternoon Moon Dump

8 Apr

Time for a Sunday afternoon Moon Dump. I just got this series of crescent moons back from the kiln. I used an angled-spray technique with the colored glass to try to create a shadow effect. I’m already thinking of how to refine the tech.

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Crescent Moon with Shadow Glaze

8 Apr

My latest crescent moon has yellow pigment blown on from below, and blue molten glass blown on from above. I’m trying to create a shadow effect, which shows primise, though it needs tweaking yet.

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Sun Face Again

3 Apr

Now that I’m trying to learn to make molds (which seems more time-consuming and involved than just knocking out a few more actual sculptures), I find myself spending more time on each original sculpture.

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His Moonness

25 Mar

Just working the angles, playing with ways of trying capture moonness in clay.

 

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Blessed Virgin Mary, Young Mom

30 Jan

Having dropped off my Teenage Blessed Virgin Mary at the kiln for bisque firing, I started worrying that I hadn’t dried it thoroughly enough, and that it might explode. So I made another. Here, I tried to capture the look of Mary perhaps at the young mom stage of life, a period when there’s so much historical blank space.

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And Yet, Another Face-Pot

21 Oct

Just couldn’t resist making one last face-pot before calling it a night.

And Still Yet Another Face Pot

23 Sep

I usually rough out the shape just with my fingertips and no tools. I have dozens of ingeniously designed and crafted little clay tools, most of which I will never, ever use. You can do 90% of sculpting with thumb and fingertips, which give a constant stream of feedback through the sense of touch. After the fingertip work, I usually add detail and do a lot of fussing around with tools. But this this time I left well enough alone.

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