Figurative Ceramic Sculptures
As you’ll find, each of these sculptures has their own story to tell. And, you might explore in my artist statement, these sculptures all began initially from my work with students creating heads – papier-mâché, and then, clay. They are hollow, coil-built bodies, attached to pinch-pot heads. I sculpt each one with an expression, sometimes the story revealing itself as I sculpt, other times they are planned out from a thoughtful sketch or drawing.
As most of my clay work entails – they are usually twice fired, the second time with an oxide-stain. From there they may be fired again with glazes on them, or I’ll have used Prisma-colored pencil for the surface color, added patinas, and any other additions that seem to speak to me. All share my own special stylized-realism.