My totem pole is almost finished and this is the top sphere – a smoke fired globe with whales and water

I have only used metal oxides to colour the clay

I used manganese, red iron and cobalt oxide – the smoke did the rest!

My inspiration for the sculpture is Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘The green fuse’ I wrote about it in an earlier post https://annakeiller.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/the-green-fuse/.


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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7 Responses to Whales!

  1. niasunset says:

    Amazing. I loved it dear Anna, Thanks and Love, nia


  2. Oh I love it! Wish I was in your neck of the woods, I’d be down to see your work…


  3. Perra says:

    Looks amazing, almost outerwordly (otherwordly?) to me!


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