Sculpture Inspired by My Art

sculpture 1Following 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:

Sculpture 2

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



About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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6 Responses to Sculpture Inspired by My Art

  1. Lynne says:

    Beautiful Linda! I love the duality of two mediums complimenting each other! I love it!!
    xoxo Lynne

    • Thanks, Lynne. You have been on my mind. There is an element of surprise with clay…unexpected results from the firing in kiln and how the glaze will turn out. Gives me joy energy. 💕

  2. Robin says:

    Linda, these are amazing! Your art is inspiring your art!!

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