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Thursday, November 29, 2012

 How to Make a Vase from Two Tiles

First:  Make Two Tiles ...the same size...these are about 22 inches square.  As you can see I made them in quite high relief...but you don't have to



Next move the flat tiles to something that will bend them...I made this bender board by bending a  a very thin board between to 1x3's

Let them get leather hard..
 Now attach them upright to a bottom slab...this is the same process just on another set of taller slabs... of course smooth and hollow the backside....
for the sides extrude a large coil the same length as the
 tiles and position half way between inside and outside of the tiles... add a slab for the top and create the necks...you can throw the necks or hand build


An here it is just about finished...easy peasy...NOT




Monday, September 5, 2011

"From the Heartland"

"From the Heartland"


Labor Day, packing up these three sculptures for the "Social Justice" show  juried by Kyle and Kelly Phelps  at Baltimore Clayworks...Tricky to package especially Heartland...all are double boxed. bubbled, and styro-foamed...total weight of three boxes 85 lbs...price to ship one way. from Tucson, Arizona to Baltimore, Maryland..$185. by UPS
"Pie in the Sky"
"Adrift...No Oar, No Rudder"

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In the Studio...Look what showed up on the Vulture/Happy Face, Prometheus!!


Prometheus was a Greek character who stole light from the Gods and gave it to human kind...his punishment...he was chained to a rock to daily have his liver eaten by a vulture (it regrew every night) 

My Promethean character is chained to a smiley face/ball and chain...what fun...I love sculpting hands and feet.    But the feathers... Tedious ...wonder what's next for this piece...may a monkey painting on the yellow color of the happy face....hmmm... or a dove making a piece symbol to the vulture...hmm maybe both... So much fun when the narrative is churning away...just can't wait to get in the studio to start work each morning...


Monday, August 8, 2011









In the studio working on new series, Pegasus horses, with my 'hummel with attitude' Thunderfeet children, Alice's white rabbit, and that darn raven with of course my beloved books...been thinking  about that rabbit  and his watch...since he's always concerned about being late, is he a symbol of the temporal concerns that we try to integrate into our spiritual soul life? Here he is fighting to stay balanced while the thunderfoot child has no balance worries whatsoever...ahh to be as a little child...not childish but rather childlike...what's the difference?   I think  childlike is about humility/simplicity/littleness  and childish would be the total ignoring of any social grace and  reliance on emotion over intellect and spirit...Watcha thinka?




I added this pic so you could see that darn raven off to the left...he's got a riddler in his mouth...food for thought?







































































Sunday, December 13, 2009

Head in the Clouds Sculpture







Here's a new piece in process...working title "Head in the Clouds or Higher Education. I'm building it hollow using my favorite IMCO P'Clay...there are straws...interiorly which will burn out and are vented to the outside...notice child's head..and foal's nostrils.