Large sculpture

I decided to spend a week on the Masterclass Large Scale Sculptural Ceramics with Tanya Brett, which was fun and very relaxing. Owing to the fact that the clay was still fairly wet and very heavy, her posterior quickly began to sag and required bolstering.

I wish I had gone in with a better idea of what I wanted to achieve.

As it was, I just started slabbing up and coiling and seeing where the clay would take me. As it turns out the clay took me to a rather surreal female nude, which has now found a vocation as a plant pot (whether my parents like it or not**)!

It needs to be largely hollow so as not to crack (best case) or explode (worst case) in the firing.IMG_0167IMG_0169

I put some wet clay in a plastic bag to prevent it hardening onto the sculpture to give her something to sit on.IMG_0187

IMG_0189IMG_0192IMG_0193IMG_0191

IMG_0212

** Update: my mother has said that it is “growing on her”. It has been put in the garden and planted up with irises:

11934826_929471200512398_1050410610_n

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s