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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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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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Newest Artwork: See It, Like It, Buy It

16 Oct

Here’s my newest finished piece, all sanded, polished, buffed, and buffed and buffed.

Portland Cement

17 May

After experimenting with different kinds of plaster and cement, I’ve found a fantastic new material: white Portland cement– basically sidewalk. And at $20 for a 94-lb bag of powder, it’s virtually free. Here’s a moon I cast in cement with a little pillow of steel wool mixed in and no sand. I sanded it smooth and used Johnson & Johnson floor wax on it. Voila! Next, I’ll try to see how closely I can imitate the look of real sculpted marble.

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Ogilvie and the Gold of the Raj

7 May

This is one that I tossed off pretty casually while listening to an audiobook and letting my thoughts wander. But now it’s growing on me. I think i’ll try to make more like this one. After careful consideration, I’ve isolated the one factor that must have made this moon face work: “Ogilvie and the Gold of the Raj.”

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More Failed Attempts To Capture the Magic of Marilyn Monroe

23 Mar

I’ll just keep trying until I get it right. Some day I’ll have the hippest sun-moon pair of all, Sun: Marilyn Monroe … Moon: a youngish George Sanders.

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Crescent Moon

22 Mar

Here’s a moon face that I tried to make so that the personality or expression might change depending on light & shadow. Full disclosure, this is in fact yet another failed attempt to capture the magic of Marilyn Monroe.

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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.


Swirl Faces

26 May

I’m not sure what to make of these. But I made them, and shall now have to live with the consequences.

A Blurry Assortment

20 May

Here we have a blurry assortment of Sun Faces just back from the kiln with a sunny tropical mixed glaze, a metallic glazed Sun Face, and a new attempt at making a Green Man– basically a face with leaves up its nose. I’m trying to remember how to make leaves.

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