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?’
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.
Nice, shiny babies…I got my inspiration from the story about Zacharias in the New Testament…
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!


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. Shards Of DuBois says:

    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?


    • 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


  2. Jane says:

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


    • 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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