Mythological Shrines

After a hectic weekend dealing with my Open Studio, I am back at working with my mythic shrines and Masked Gods.

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This is Phoenix, and she’s made from glazed and smoke fired ceramics. The shrine is made from blow torched wood.  I like the way that the green copper oxide I used to paint the leaves turned red in the smoke firing.

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This is the Pheasant God, residing in his shrine. The body is glazed with Botz Spiegel glazur and the head has got a bronze finish. I used  Botz brush on glazes for the mask. The entire sculpture is 46 cm high and 24 cm wide.

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This is Eagle; a bit worried looking, I think. The shrine is 52 cm high and the wood has been treated with plaster, blow torched and waxed. The sculpture has a mixture of bronze finish effects and Botz glazes.

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This is as far as I’ve got to at the moment but there are many more waiting in the wings….

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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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3 Responses to Mythological Shrines

  1. Al says:

    These are excellent.

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