New ceramic sculpture with bronze finish


I have spent the last week adding a bronze finish to my new sculptures. Some sculptures are already partially glazed with traditional, kiln fired glazes.  In this picture they already have the first coat of bronze filler mixed with varnish. I have described the technique in a previous post.


The second coat has been applied, and both sculptures have been polished with wire wool.
This piece is called ‘Boy and Frog’ and it is about a boy who turned into a frog for a day. The eyes of the frog has been glazed with a gold glaze as has the boy’s crown.
This is the Joker. Her dress and balls are glazed but her face and bib has a bronze finish

The Crow! I love the Crow, she’s scary but has a great sense of fun, I think. I used quite a lot of graphite powder in the second coat in order to keep her pretty black. Her beak and eyes are glazed the normal way.

You’ll find the recipe for my bronze effect treatment here


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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2 Responses to New ceramic sculpture with bronze finish

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    You’re amazing! I don’t know how you create these. The one with a beak is interesting.


  2. Anna says:

    Oh, crow! You like the Crow Mother! yes, she is a free spirit, just like yourself.
    I am not sure I even create them, they come to me as I work…I am half dreaming anyway. They just file past, demanding this, demanding that. And who am I to complain. I’m too blissed out.


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