Spirits with organic matter

I am currently looking into ways that my sculptures can incorporate plants, creating a figure that brings nature into the domestic setting. These little hand painted back-packs are the current solution, although I am thinking I will have to scale up the spirits so they can carry more plants!

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Huddles of Spirits

So it is final major time on my degree and I am thinking of display ideas. I am leaning towards groups of spirits as they seem rather sociable creatures and they look too cute huddled together. Below you can see the results of my lost wax glass casting, the little head bowls are made from 100% recycled glass. Continue reading Huddles of Spirits

Organic Ceramic Forms 

These little creatures are made from recycled terracotta and porcelain slip. They still have a few stages left before they are finished, including a glaze firing. I enjoyed the making process behind hand-building these little guys, they remind me of little spirits or guardians.  Continue reading Organic Ceramic Forms 

Dissertation research: reclaimed clay

Within the past few weeks I have been learning how to reclaim waste clay. I have been making pinch pots with the results and combining the clay bodies with handmade frit and waste porcelain slip. I am pleased to confirm they have survived their bisque firing and are now ready to be glazed.  Continue reading Dissertation research: reclaimed clay