I have commissioned a friend who lives near my Hastings studio to build wooden shrines for the masked God sculptures I wrote about  a few posts back.


The shrine made for ‘Crow’ is about 16” x 17”. It is made of wood and we used plaster and wax to create the distressed finish. I also rubbed some oxides into the wax to further darken down the plaster.  The ceramic sculpture itself is about 10” tall.


‘The Joker’ 16” x 12”.
Mike went over the wood with a blow torch and then he rubbed it back with sand paper. I can’t make up my mind as to whether or not I want to wax it…The ceramic sculpture inside is 11” tall

The shrines remind me a bit of Mexican Nichos, and I may have had the idea of them in the back of my mind as I was working.  But it was only after they were finished that I made the connection.
I really enjoy making these shrines, and I have 3 more on the go…


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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