500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #424 – Woman #2

Woman #2 Musings of the Artists Mind Starting with a dual goal of achieving the forced perspective of looking upward at a very tall sculpture and exploring the possibilities of a black porcelain clay body, built this one up in stages. The upper body was easier in that it required only a small amount of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #424 – Woman #2

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #423 – Woman #3

Woman #3 Musings of the Artists Mind Similar to Woman #4 in the attraction to touch it, this one played a contrast in that the colour is both oddly attractive and unattractive. I find myself often looking at it as I cross my home gallery and have noticed a great many guests doing the same. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #423 – Woman #3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #422 – Woman #4

Woman #4 Musings of the Artists Mind So far, this is the best of my explorations into the female figure. The surface is perhaps way too interesting to touch and everyone who sees it, touches it. I created this glaze by mixing a pure pigment with a glossy clear glaze and the effect was a … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #422 – Woman #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #421 – Woman #5

Woman #5 Musings of the Artists Mind Deep into my explorations of these materials, I wanted to try and build a big piece out of Red Earthenware clay. I hadn’t played much with the medium and was more uncertain of how to finish it, than anything else. I dove into it, like I would with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #421 – Woman #5

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #420 – Blue Man – I Give Up

Blue Man - I Give Up Musings of the Artists Mind This Blue Man must have been having a very bad day, at least musically. I hear no music in this one, as the expression is all of frustration.  This form allowed me to experiment with the happenstance of gravity that occurs in the kiln … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #420 – Blue Man – I Give Up

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #419 – Blue Man Thinking

Blue Man Thinking Musings of the Artists Mind The Blue Man series was an extension of my Blues paintings, full of music, movement and joy. I believe this one is living in Scottsdale, AZ.  The odd thing is that in my initial drawings, all the faces were small and round. When I started making the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #419 – Blue Man Thinking

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #418 – Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Musings of the Artists Mind My Blue Men keep on evolving, or so it was when I was making them. At the time I was working towards making an orchestra of heads on a single body. I got distracted and moved to other shapes.   I'm not really sure where this one … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #418 – Blue Man Group

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 18 – Sculpture Gods & Goddesses

Part 18 - Sculpture Gods & Goddesses As a child, I watched my father spend hours meticulously carving into a long of clay. Carefully misting it with water and daily smoothing & re-smoothing cracks and faults he found in the nearly perfect surfaces, or so I saw them. I never wanted to put that much … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 18 – Sculpture Gods & Goddesses

My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

Brushes & applicators: I found that Calligraphy Brushes & Bamboo Brushes worked the best and I indulged in a variety of big ones. They hold much more glaze and helped me achieve more uniform coatings when I wasn’t dipping the bisqued pieces. They also allowed me the finer tips for greater details when wanted. You … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade

Pottery Tools: Warning: If you are a guy, you will probably geek-out on all the gadgets available. Most of these things are used for marking and carving, so you can get crafty and find or make your own. OR You can get these awesome starter kits: 1- niceEshop 30pcs Clay Sculpting Tools Pottery Carving Tool … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade