New toys…

I have recently discovered Duncan’s acrylic glazes; it is the kind of glaze you brush on after your work has already been bisque fired and/or glazed. You do not need to  kiln fire the sculptures again.
And I am having some guilty fun this morning; ‘ah, but is it ART?’
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I made this ceramic torso a while back, and I never got it right. I glazed it, I smoke fired it and meh, it just would not play ball.
So, today, I opened my new box of tricks, got the torso down from the attic and I am adding little touches of opalescent, pearly hues to the rather uniform, dull blue body.
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Nice, shiny babies…I got my inspiration from the story about Zacharias in the New Testament…
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The colours are made by Duncan and the series I bought are called Liquid Pearls.
So very girly, all of a Saturday morning.
‘Ah, but is it Art?!’ I don’t even know if the colours will fade over time!
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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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4 Responses to New toys…

  1. THAT is so cool….especially love the baby faces!!! SO creative Anna. hey have you ever used patina? its what I use to color the metal and solder of my stained glass. they have a copper one, that is way cool in the light. it ends up more pink than anything….but I wonder how it would look on your sculptures?

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    • Anna says:

      Hi and thank you for your idea; I’ll look into it and see if patina may be an option for my sculptures. I love your stained glass windows, by the way x

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  2. Jane says:

    You were going to trash this? But why? I love there baby faces in the belly it’s extremely creative!

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    • Anna says:

      Hi Jane, Thank you!
      I did not like this torso before I added the acrylic paint on top of the glaze; the glaze remained dull and boring whatever I seemed to do to it. So I gave up and started from scratch and made a second torso using the same idea and that worked out much better…
      Anna x

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