Raku Fired Ceramic Wall Hanging
approx 11w x 8h inches
Apple Crackle and White Crackle glaze over a Laguna Blend clay body.
|"Pulling Carrots" depicts a garden scene with three women harvesting vegetables. Although the image appears to represent a group of women working together, it is a continuation of a technique I began using in the 1980s, in which a single figure is drawn in multiple positions to depict a narrative of a specific action. The piece is one of a series of Raku fired wall hangings created in 2005. Each piece begins as a slab of clay, which is then draped over an arrangement of stones to create an irregular undulating surface. The modified slab serves as a blank canvas for gesture drawing from a live model. As the clay dries the drawing is refined and sculpted in low relief. The final work is bisque fired and then raku fired in a 55 gallon drum kiln.|
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