500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

Ancient Goddess Musings of the Artists Mind I’m tempted to let you define this one for yourselves, because I’ve rewritten my definition too many times. I feel this is one of my most feminine figures. It combines all the aspects strength and softness I use to define femininity. The words I use all have positive … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #434 – Ancient Goddess

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

Ancient Idol Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Man Renewed, I aimed for the expression of the ancient Greek sculptures of Olympian heroes. The black finish gave this one an artifact feel at the same time as a modern finish, but also took some of the detail definition from the visual effect. Oddly, the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #433 – Ancient Idol

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

Beauty Must Pose For Us Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Water Dress, this one was intended to be functional, to be used as a serving vessel. That changed as I was making it. I couldn’t find a way to continue the spout in such a way that it didn’t mare the perfect pose … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #432 – Beauty Must Pose For Us

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire

Lady of Fire Musings of the Artists Mind Let me start with the title for this one. I’m often asked where’s the fire in a blue figure? It comes from a clear image I have in my mind from some old film footage from Woodstock of girls dancing around a fire. They are dressed in … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #431 – Lady of Fire

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #430 – Man Renewed

Man Renewed Musings of the Artists Mind Right out of the descriptions of the Ancient Greek sculptures of masculinity, this figure is thick, solid, and rough. All the lines are decisive, the stance he is taking is imposing and could be seen as aggressive. I struggled with my inner child on this one. The inner … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #430 – Man Renewed

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #429 – The Chalice

The Chalice Musings of the Artists Mind This one was a dual exploration in functionality and exaggerated textures. I was asked to create a large vessel for very big flower arrangement and let my insecurities of the day filter into the fear of showing imperfections in the surface, so I went to the other extreme … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #429 – The Chalice

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #428 – Fulcrum

Fulcrum Musings of the Artists Mind Built simultaneously as Water Goddess, but with a different surface decoration. This one has an engine & stain finish that gives it a more antique finish. I wanted it to give the impression that it might have been found buried in the ruins of an ancient archeological site, and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #428 – Fulcrum

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #427 – Water Dress

Water Dress Musings of the Artists Mind Strongly inspired by Picasso’s matter jug manipulations, I wanted to create my own functional water or wine vessel, in a female form. The lower body almost seems to be perpetually flowing from the waist and it is clearly flowing downward into some unseen foundation under the jug, somehow … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #427 – Water Dress

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #426 – Water Goddess

Water Goddess Musings of the Artists Mind Now we are having fun! I built this piece much quicker from a single large & thin slab of white Raku clay. At leather hard I painted a pure blue pigment onto it and then bisqued it. Before final firing, I added some iron oxide stain to highlight … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #426 – Water Goddess

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #425 – Woman #1

Woman #1 Musings of the Artists Mind This is the first exploration of the smaller Greek-inspired females. I still see much more of the African mask and sculpture inspiration in it, except for the plain glaze I used. As you see shortly, I’ve learned to trust the clay body and use different coatings. I was … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #425 – Woman #1