In this show my work uses several different hand building techniques with the inclusion of found metal objects. I enjoy the thought of the metal becoming one with the clay after having gone through several firings together.
I have tried to emphasize motion in the human form with some of the limbs left vague and incomplete and others incongruously replaced by metal parts rummaged from dusty boxes of junk and built directly into the white clay body which is then slowly fired. I have used glaze sparingly, if at all, choosing instead to work with stains and acrylic washes to highlight the textural qualities of the sculpture. I feel that even the hardness of the metal doesn't stop the flow of movement within the piece.
Featured Artist in the October 2009 Issue of
Southern Living Magazine
in the Georgia Living Section
Exhibiting in the 40th Annual
St. Simons Island Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
October 10th & 11th
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It's a busy month.
New work will be posted in the next few days - when the kiln cools.