Building a sculpture-the process
I build unique hand-crafted animal sculptures and wall hangings, all of which begin life from a single block of clay. The basic shape of the piece is first created with slabs of clay that are then wrapped in paper. With the use of coils, I then add the limbs, head and neck of the piece. I can spend hours perfecting the fine detail before the piece drys ready for it’s first firing in the kiln.
The sculpture is then decorated with oxides, glazes, slips, stains and underglazes before it is re-fired, at either earthenware or stoneware temperatures. Often, I finish the piece by introducing complimentary materials such as, wood, coconut, nylon and copper.
Sculptures are all signed by myself and sold with a certificate of authenticity. Nothing is replicated.
If you are interested in purchasing a sculpture, please contact me.
If you would like the idea of building a sculpture of your own please check out my monthly workshops for complete beginners!
Alternatively a selection of my work can be found at
Art in The Mill, Green Dragon Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8A www.artinthemill.co.uk/home
Too nice to use 73 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4SB. https://www.facebook.com/Toonicetouse/
Simone Galleries, 2A High Street, Pateley Bridge, HG35AW. https://neilsimone.com
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