The size of the kiln has always been the limiting factor in my quest to be more exuberant in my work. The open nature of my sculptures encourages warping when I work a piece in segments. I think I am finally getting a handle on how to keep the spontaneous nature while expanding the size. This piece will hang from 2 carefully spaced hangers on a wall.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Horses were a large part of my teenage and young adulthood. Their power and their grace amaze me. I'm a romantic about horses. BUT, I never sculpt them because I think in Human terms and emotions. So...I'm surprised that this mini-series has come up for me. Perhaps I'm calling on my horse totem to access power for the road ahead.
Posted by burningclay at 9:55 AM
Monday, March 31, 2014
I have been working with porcelain surfaces lately and using brighter colors. This is a big step away from the iron oxide that has dominated my work thus far. These ladies are a sample of what I'm doing. I'm still feeling my way around this explosion of color...so, how much is too much?
Posted by burningclay at 8:35 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014
Earlier, I blogged about a sketch that intrigued me, but I had my doubts about pulling it off because of the complexity. It was a long process wherein I adapted some new skills,but it finally came to life. Today I had a photo taken and I'm very pleased with this new piece. It's exactly what I was thinking of when I did the sketches.
Posted by burningclay at 7:27 PM