life casting

reduced-sizeTo create my torsos, I cast a life model in plaster and then I make a mould from the cast. Each ceramic torso is press moulded using tiny pieces of clay which I incise with different patterns before joining them together.
The torso sculpture 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.

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About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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