A new piece I've finished this week. I trying to add ceramic into my work with the word Hypothermia embossed into some clay and fired in the kiln. I know its a small piece of ceramic but I don't want to draw attention to the fact that I'm using clay in my work. I like to be subtle about it, to try and combine materials seamlessly. Ive been taking a ceramics class and love working with clay I can't wait to explore ways to include it in my work.
A New Assemblage I've been working on for 2018 30"x 20"x 7" Titled - I Can't Keep My Eyes Off You. Another meditation on impermanence.
This one took me awhile to complete I don't know if it was because I was struggling with what materials to use/ how to use them or the fact that I was back surfing again and that burned up some of my creative time in the day. I have to keep telling myself that I should have no preconcieved notions on what a sculpture should look like. I want to combine and juxtapose whatever materials I deem important to the final result. I'm trying to get away from allowing the shape of the material I use in the sculpture to determine the final look. I looking for something amorphous, something like an exploded diagram of a three dimensional object.
I'm trying to get away from allowing myself to be lured into putting things into the four surfaces of a container like some of my older pieces.
Thanks tatum for taking the photos of me in the process!
Materials: A wheel thrown bisqued bowl made with Long Beach clay Metallic black raku glaze Lava Flow raku glaze One Small metal can filled with bark from a birch tree and about three pages of the local newspaper. And a kiln fired to about 1600 degrees. So happy with the results, the surface of the bowl has flashes of green and gold areas of black metallic and copper. A tortured surface going from the hot kiln to the cooling water in about 4 to 5 minutes! It's a relatively simple and spontaneous, immediate process that produces some beautiful results. Survived the cycle of earth, fire, air and water!