Striations

The intention was to give the feel of something that may have formed naturally following the eruption of a volcano. For this, I used very unusual materials to colour the inner and outer surface. This one of those pieces that no school would allow me to make in their classes. Thank goodness I had the … Continue reading Striations

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Languid Pools Trio

Stoneware, hand-built, folded and paddled, electric fired to Cone 6, glazed with a brushed on, brown pigment infused glossy clear glaze on the lower outside, dipped in a cobalt blue glaze on the upper part, and a blue-celadon crackle glaze on the inside. At first, I didn't like these, but I wasn't sure why, because … Continue reading Languid Pools Trio

Ring Vessels

I think these would be ideal to put your rings in at the end of the day, or when you are washing your hands. The bowls are pinche-pots, the bases are hand-built. I used a stoneware clay body and fired to Cone 6 in an electric kiln. The glaze is mainly a version of a … Continue reading Ring Vessels

Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

Leave pieces out long enough and Mother Nature starts to add her own touches everything you make. I was inspired by some pieces I made for my dad's garden, that slowly started to crack, get covered with mosses, and become homes for all sorts of plants and wildlife. These never went into the garden, much … Continue reading Transformations with Life #18 (Don’t Panic, We’re In The Together)

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