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Ceramic torso vase, the final result.

The ceramic torso vase looks pretty different  from side to side, and that is down to what happened during the smoke firing process. I used red Botz glaze for the hearts, while the body had a wash of copper, manganese … Continue reading

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Ceramic torso, again

Last time I tried to build a ceramic torso it broke as I moved it And she ended up here After kicking my heels playing with the House Gods for a few weeks I made another attempt Adding a scorpio … Continue reading

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Smoke firing;Fire and Earth

I spent the weekend smoke firing, or barrelling my ceramic torsos. This is a bisque fired and glazed torso.                                 Which I placed in a galvanized dustbin and covered with dry leaves, straw and sawdust. You can see some of my … Continue reading

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life casting

To create my torsos, I cast a life model in plaster and then I make a mould from the cast. Each ceramic torso is press moulded using tiny pieces of clay which I incise with different patterns before joining them … Continue reading

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