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Shrines

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.   https://annakeiller.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/masked-gods/ The shrine made for ‘Crow’ is about 16” x 17”. It is … Continue reading

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Paper clay recipe and Balinese dream

This is the finished plaque I have been working on for the last week; it is yet to be kiln fired  and glazed, but this is as far as I think I’ll go with the clay work. I made it … Continue reading

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Plaster Sculpture

Sculpture by Anna Keiller, poem by Abraham Gibson. The Abduction A kiss is a weapon it can strike you Or stand guard… about your world Loneliness is not bitter if there is … sun light in your soul We do … Continue reading

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Back to work; sculpting a torso

The spring weather is all but gone and I am in my studio concentrating on my alternative portrait commissions. In weather like this it is difficult to get the studio warm enough; I can wear layers of clothes, my client … Continue reading

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Body cast commissions

It is a great privilege to be asked to create a ceramic torso for a client. I start off by taking a body cast which I then turn into a plaster mold. I can then start to create a torso … Continue reading

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Home made hand cream

I have written about how to make your own hand cream before, but so many people ask me about it so here is my recipe again. I feel very passionate about this as most commercial creams contain parabens and other … Continue reading

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Ceramic Hen Parties

Much of my work is done alone in my studio; it is almost a bit of a cliche’ to say that being an artist is a lonely old job. Which is why I adore breaking up the serious mood from … Continue reading

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Ceramic Hen parties – get plastered here!

Looking for an original, fun and messy way to enjoy your Hen Party? Arranging a Hen Party with a difference for a close group of friends? My Hen Party Workshops are a great way to have a laugh and learn … Continue reading

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How to make plaster molds for bowls

I make a lot of my bowls using plaster of  Paris press molds. spirit bowl stag beetle bowl Stag party bowl… And I always need new molds, so when I spotted this  handsome beach ball….well. It had to be done. … Continue reading

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Slip cast bowls

This stag beetle bowl was made using ceramic slip – I call it ‘ The Stag party’. Each section is cast separately and then joined together inside a plaster mould. You can buy ready made slip in buckets or make … Continue reading

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