Following my creative muse, I’ve taken some ceramic classes over the past several years. Working in clay reminds me of play and I have had fun making small figurines. The one above was directly inspired by my painting Daughters of the Earth, 2017.
The glaze I used is WC Turquoise, which is a gorgeous color. The reddish brown is actually the clay reacting with the glaze. Working in clay has opened up a whole new avenue of creative exploration. I prefer hand-building and do not personally work on the wheel.
I highly recommend taking a ceramic class. Beginning Hand-building is the place to start. Emeritus classes have free registration and a minimal materials fee. Classes are also available through the Junior College, Community Center, weekend workshops, and specific Ceramic Studios. Some classes are available from an artist’s home studio.
Here’s another example of my Art/Sculpture connection:
This painting (photo of my most recent version) is titled Wings of Wonder, 2018. For the sculpture glaze I used a Red Iron Oxide with selected area of Celadon color glaze.
Create – make – do…
Best wishes. LR