Paper clay

Visiting the Clay cellar in Brenchley is like entering a candy store; hundreds of different clays, glazes, brushes and tools…before you know it your car is stacked to the roof with stuff you just can’t live without. Well, my friends car, as it happens.

I found some intreaguing black clay and some grogged paper clay I am trying out;  The beauty with paper clay is that you can add wet clay to dry which means you can keep building on the original work as you see fit. I am pushing the techniques as far as I can here. This is sculpture, Mother and Daughter, is a variation on an idea I have worked on in the past but everytime the sculpture cracked or broke apart.  I’ll add the rest of the hair when the clay has dried out a bit and doesn’t sag under the weight. Third time lucky?
On the way home from the Claycellar we stopped at Scotney Castle to walk in the beautiful gardens, and to say hello the the old Henry Morre sculpture there.

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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