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 add the limbs, head and neck of the piece. I can spend hours perfecting the detail before my sculpture is dry, ready for it’s first firing in the kiln.
The sculpture is then decorated with oxides, glazes, slips, stains and underglazes, before being 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.
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/
Claire Baxter fine Arts, 2A High Street, Pateley Bridge, HG35AW.
La Galerie D’art, Queens Square The Lake District, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3BY
If you would like the idea of building a sculpture of your own please check out my workshops.These are throughout Yorkshire and beyond and are suitable for all!
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