Friday, May 30, 2008

One Lifetime, 2008

Sculpture paperclay,
“Grogzilla” sculpture clay,
Black Mountain sculpture clay,
Southern Ice Porcelain paperclay.
Iron oxide, Cobalt oxide, Beaded White glaze.
High fire - Cone 10
24”H x 11”W x 8”D

“One LifeTime” continues my “Spirit Vessel” series. This piece was completed a couple of weeks ago (May 19, 2008) and I'm really excited the way it came out. Everything came out the way I had hoped for. Firing to Cone 10 is always very stressful for the piece and I was extremely pleased the final composition was very close to my original drawings I made.

The two pieces were fired separately in the bisque and high fire stage. I built a scaffolding out of paperclay to support the internal coil structure. The two pieces were then assembled afterwards. The coil structure actually pivots on the lip of the outer pod like a pendulum  - a planned effect/interest for the piece.

I used the Beaded White glaze on the Southern Ice porcelain paperclay coil struture and it did what it was supposed to do  - it cracked and beaded beautifully and added so much more interest and texture if I had just left it plain and unglazed.

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1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Yeah, photos don't do this piece justice. It absolutely is best to see it in person. It's nice to see all the interesting textures throughout the different sides of the piece. Not one part is boring; everything is interesting to see.