The studio sale is now finished; and it has been a great success. These are some of the torsos that sold during the last few weeks
Berry, smoke fired ceramic torso
A couple bought ‘Mermaid with Seahorses’ as a birthday gift for their daughter
‘Blue Mermaid’ was bought as a gift for somebody’s boy friend. They all have hooks as the back so that they can be hung on the wall straight away. They are very light, they only weigh between 1 and 2 kilos.
This Forest inspired Goddess went to a couple who thought it reminded them of the jungles of Borneo. The red colouring is caused by copper oxide that has been reduced in the smoke firing and returned to its original colour.
A couple of Fat Birds, in this case cockerels, found a new home
as did these fine pheasants.
I am busy updating my website with new sculptures. This is a link to the torso page. http://annakeiller.com/portfolio/torsos/
If you would like to commission a sculpture, I look forward to hearing from you! This is a link to my commission page http://annakeiller.com/commissions/
Because they bought four ceramic sculptures there and then….
Rather a nice surprise. Their gallery is in Groningen www.mooi-man.nl
Another torso sold this week; it is rather nice as I am making a lot of new work and I need the space!
So I have decided to have a mini sale of ceramic torso sculptures; if you fancy any of these on your wall then please let me know.
They’re all £270, and that does not include transport.
I will upload a few more in the next coming days.
To see more of my ceramic torsos, please go here
Most of my ceramic torsos work well as sconces as there is enough room for a light to be fitted between the back of the torso and the wall. This torso was bought by a couple from Manchester to give their daughter as a Christmas present.
Please go to www.annakeiller.com to find more exciting Christmas gifts!
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…
I call this ceramic torso ‘Forest Floor’ It has been smoke fired, and I really like how the copper oxide has turned red in certain places while staying green in others. I particularly like the effect on the left lizard that’s both green and red…The orange/brown effects are caused by manganese oxide.
I like this torso very much, but it has been hanging around for more than 2 years now, so I have decided to add it to the sale and let it go for £175.
I will add another five ceramic torsos to be sold at this price in the next coming days.. Please let me know if you would like and invite to my show by emailing me here
I wrote about smoke firing ceramic Fat Bird sculptures on my blog yesterday, and I mentioned how metal oxides sometimes change colours in unpredictable ways during smoke firing.
Here is another example of that; copper oxide, when glazed, usually turns green but on this torso the copper came up red in places. I used a matt transparant glaze on top of the oxides.
When a shiny transparant glaze is used, the result can be even more dramatic.
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I’m not sure the clay is strong enough to survive the intense heat flucturations with larger items such as my torsos… Has anyone tried to smoke fire terracotta sculpture?
To see more of my work please visit www.annakeiller.com