I’m busy sorting out my studio for a big new commission and I need space…So I hope a lot sell during my studio sale on Saturday.
This torso was inspired by a song by Talking Heads called Listening Wind. So late one night a few years ago, I made some graffiti…
This is a torso glazed in white and then smoke fired. The smoke has given a silvery and black shimmer to the surface. There is a scorpion on her shoulder.
This torso will also be in the sale
There will also be some of my new work – which won’t be included in the sale…
Five Sessions Workshop; Starting on Tuesday 12th April 6.30-9pm in Dudley Road Studios in Hastings, East Sussex. The course will run on Tuesday 12th, 19th, 26 of April and Tuesday 3rd and 10th of May. Cost is £120 inclusive all firings and materials plus refreshments.
One day Wonders;
Saturday 9th of April 10-3pm; Come and make your own sculptures using new and exciting techniques at Dudley Road Studios.
Today we’ll focus on coiling and slab building. Cost is £40 including all materials and firings, coffee, tea and cake. Please bring a packed lunch!
Saturday 16th of April 10-3pm; Bowl making without using a potters wheel. Cost is £40 including all materials and firings, coffee, tea and cake. Please bring a packed lunch!
Saturday 30th of April 10-1pm; glazing and smoke firing. Cost is £30 including all materials, firings and refreshments
Sunday drop in workshops; Every Sunday from 10.30-1pm you are welcome to come and join our ceramic workshops. This option is perfect for those of you who have been to my workshops previously and would like to explore more. The cost is £25 and includes all materials and firings and is payable on the day. The group is small with max 6 people, so please let me know if you plan to come by emailing me here
Last time I tried to build a ceramic torso it broke as I moved it
And she ended up here
After kicking my heels playing with the House Gods for a few weeks I made another attempt
Adding a scorpio for good luck…
Please scroll down the page to see earlier entries on House Gods, smoke firing and workshops
I spent the weekend smoke firing, or barrelling my ceramic torsos.
This is a bisque fired and glazed torso.
Which I placed in a galvanized dustbin and covered with dry leaves, straw and sawdust. You can see some of my dead headed hydrangeas in there, too!
Then comes the fun bit!
And the next morning the bins are cool enough to open…
Two very differnt creatures emerge…
And this is one of the torsos, cleaned up and ready to go. I am still shocked by its transformation.
If you like to join a smoke firing workshop, please contact me via my website www.annakeiller.co.uk. or email me.
To see earlier posts on life casting and clay workshops please scroll down the page.
To create my torsos, I cast a model in plaster and then I make a mould from the cast. Each torso is press moulded using tiny pieces of clay which I incise with different patterns before joining them together.
The torso is then fired in an electric kiln before it is smoke fired.
To see more please go to my website www.annakeiller.co.uk.
My idea when I made this torso was to show the human body as a landscape, or at one with the land – Mother Earth personified.