Ceramic torso part 2; recycling clay

smoke firing blg 1My fragmented torso didn’t last long…I had some ideas about making several broken ones and displaying them together, but ultimately the idea ran out of steam… And no, she’s not waving, she really is drowning!slipmaking blog               

I love the fact about clay that if you’re unhappy with your work you can soak the dry unfired piece in a bucket of water, allowing it to return to slip. Place the clay slurry  in a plaster mould until it obtains the correct consistency to start all over again….marvellous!

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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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1 Response to Ceramic torso part 2; recycling clay

  1. Angela says:

    Yes, that is truly a benefit of clay. You can’t turn a painting to mush to start over!


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