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.