500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

Melting 07-030: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. This one could also be considered as part of my ships series.... The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material... a study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into... the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #156: Melting 05-016

Melting 05-016: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. Coiling isn’t my biggest friend, but I had convinced my father to attend the classes with me and he loves coiling, so I decided to try it as well. I wasn’t overly attached to the results and originally intended to smooth out the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #156: Melting 05-016

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #155: Melting 05-015

Melting 05-015: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material. A study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into. The results were always magic! This early experiment was intended to show contrasting … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #155: Melting 05-015

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #143: Adam and Eve

Adam & Eve: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… An extension of my melted pot series... I engraved the leather-hard clay on both sides... the opposite side has a short, pot-bellied Adam, with a beard... influenced by some African drawings I saw and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #143: Adam and Eve

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 5 – Vessels

Part 5 - Vessels Explorations of forms and possibilities using slabs & hand-building. This was my apprenticeship with clay. I played with wet slabs, leather hard slabs, and everything in between. I mixed types of clay, created my own glazes, and broke all the rules the teachers and textbooks taught… It was here that I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 5 – Vessels

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #129: Rufus

Rufus: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… This is one of the several small statues built using my faces... many of the others were sold before I took pictures of them and have traveled to homes across North America. They are all filled … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #129: Rufus

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 3 – Sculpture – Faces

Part 3 - Sculpture - Faces After years of making things with self-drying clay and/or found objects, I felt ready to take classes in ceramics. I enrolled at the Visual Arts Centre in a turning class under the tutelage of the amazing Audrey Killoran. I really disliked the wheel. I might have given up entirely … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 3 – Sculpture – Faces