It is always fun to try out new finishes, and since I love all things shiny I’m attracted to bronze and gold.
I decided to mix bronze filler (bronze powder) with varnish and paint it on to one of my new ceramic art goddesses.
I had already glazed her halo and bib with a gold glaze.
And on goes the bronze layer. Next, I mixed some graphite powder with varnish and painted that on top.
And about an hour later, she started to glow…
This Lady of the Forest wall sconce went all the way to Sweden!
It has been a mad week – I have been busy getting work ready for several exhibitions
I am trying out a recipe for a dry bronze finish to go on top of the bisque fired torsos, and it is a messy business to say the least. This picture was taken the day before yesterday…
And this is how it looks today. Still some finetuning to do, but almost there! There are 9 of us crammed into my studio.
Mixed media sculpture of a mood critter made from herculite with a cold bronze finish, sea shell and fake fur.
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Beltane is for me a very unsettling time… the greening of the land, the sheer magic of new beginnings, everywhere, makes me feel restless and moody.
It also colours my dreams with quite startling results.
This is another mixed media sculpture of a mood critter made from sea shell, Herculite plaster with a cold bronze finish and fake fur.
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Note to self: next time you play with araldite and fake fur please don’t drink 3 mugs of coffee on an empty stomach beforehand…
Mixed media sculpture of a mood critter made from Herculite plaster with a cold bronze finish, shell and fake fur.
To see earlier posts on smoke firing , ceramic torsos and life casting please scroll down the page.
In the dreamland between sleep and wakening, poetry is born. As I snatch at the dream evaporating before my eyes, startled creatures can be seen scurrying for cover.
This is such a creature. I call it a mood critter. There are plenty more hiding beneath my bed….
Mixed media sculpture ( ceramic doll’s head with a cold bronze finish, sea shell)