I put in at least three hours in the studio today, maybe four. I can’t believe how the hands went. I’m really getting a handle on it. I think when i do the right hand I may encounter difficulty, but we’ll see. The hair will be a large contraption that will hold various bird hovel […]
I can see from this photo I took this morning that the legs are wrong and I’m going to need to extend them more. It’s easy to get deceived when thinking through a problem and only see a part of the whole. I can’t put the top figure on the bottom without holding the two […]
it begins. Sketched out and crafted the dress this morning. Here is the research I’m doing for a full standing figure for the garden. I plan to do a couple to see if I can gather some momentum going into the summer. I’ll get back to the angel bowl soon, but craving to work on […]
I’m smiling only because of the great learning that happened the studio this past week. The preceding mess and trouble in clean up has me not smiling so much, but you can make a soufflé… etc. So I broke some eggs on Monday morning trying to do my first very large scale sculpture using a […]
The Angel bowl will have the words from Jane Sidberry’s “Calling All Angels” embossed on the outside. My goal is to craft a four part plaster mold and then pour porcelain slip to craft numerous reproductions. I would like to give these bowls to those who are suffering beyond the usual level of human suffering […]
I pulled the two halves from the kiln last night and glued them together. I’m amazed that it actually stands and that I got the balance of the two sides right. Tomorrow I will cover in clay, then let set a bit but not allow the clay to crack. Then a plaster mold in two […]
Now painting the boxer for bisque firing. I’ll be entering this work in next weeks application to the figurative show at the Claymaker gallery. This will be my first full figure work. The challenges around this are related to the size of the kiln and getting the arms right. As a two piece work, the […]
Watched 6 hours of season 2 of Fargo last night. I have just one episode left, but while watching and listening I whipped this out. I’ve done crazy elaborate drawings in the past but this one just fell out of me. It feels good to be back in the sketchbook fooling around.