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/.
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.
Amazing. I loved it dear Anna, Thanks and Love, nia
Too kind, as always! xxx
Oh I love it! Wish I was in your neck of the woods, I’d be down to see your work…
Oh, that would be such a treat! I wish I could nip over and smell your frangipanis and say hello to your cat x
Looks amazing, almost outerwordly (otherwordly?) to me!
Space whales! Spaced out whales? Whales living inside the space of my mind? Perra – is it you? Perra Gul?