My ceramic torsos are made with hooks at the back to hang from – but I sometimes like to mount them on oak plinths like this one. The oak comes from a friend’s barn in Kent.
To see more of my ceramic art, please go to http://www.annakeiller.com
When I entered the selection process for the Battle Art Fair, I submitted one of my best pieces – which had unfortunately already sold. I guess I didn’t expect to get in.
So when I was accepted, I suddenly had to make another, equally good, replica.
And I had three weeks in which to do it. I’m not sure, but I kind of like this angel.
It is very similar because I used the same mold, but I made her pregnant.
If you like to see it in real life, then this is where to go http://www.battlefineartfair.co.uk/
Lately I have concentrated on creating work for a ‘two man’ show at the Art Saffron Gallery in Battle (7-26 August) and for the Rye Society of Artists Summer show (7th of August -3rd September). I have had frequent swim breaks though! The weather is just too beautiful to ignore, and the sea a short walk from my house through the beautiful Old Town.
I have been experimenting with a new black clay. It is shorter and less plastic than my normal clay, and it dries jolly fast as well. So it’s not very user friendly. But I rather like the effect; This ceramic torso is bisque fired and then polished with bees wax. It is about 50 x 43 cm and made to hang on a wall….
This Lady of the Forest wall sconce went all the way to Sweden!
I was pretty pleased how the smoke had treated this ceramic torso during my over night smoke firing session…
Please go to my website on www.annakeiller.com to see more of what will be on offer during the Easter Art Show.
Dion Fortune: The Sea Priestess
I have got this need to create images of the Great Goddess in a human shape…I see the earth as a living entity, and I guess this is a way of communicating with her.
This is a smoke fired ceramic torso – 20”x14”.
It is made to hang from the wall with hooks at the back. See more at my website www.annakeiller.com.
I decided to put two of my ceramic torso through the smoke firing process…
I like the way the fire interact with the oxides.
I am still living and dreaming ferns and clay. While walking across the East Hill in lemon afternoon sunlight, I imagine a bronze age settlement alive with people and horses. A woman from the camp walks towards me across the bracken. Her shape is dark against the sun but I know she is smiling.
When I got home I made a ceramic torso with a fern from the hills. I daubed a thin coat of manganese oxide on her body and made the fern bright green using copper oxide and transparent glaze. The size is 50cm x 35 cm and she is made to hang on the wall. I have made the torso look as though it has been recently unearthed from some archaeological dig with holes and cracks incorporated in the design.