Expressions in Porcelain
Wilderness Remains #4
4 1/2" x 10"
|The bas relief wall pieces I create begin
as a slab of porcelain clay. I rough out a design by digging, cutting, and
drawing on the soft clay. I'm on a quest to find the patterns and forms hidden
inside the slab. As the clay dries and hardens, I carve out and refine the
shapes that are revealed to me. When the slab is nearly dry, I can carve
the final details and refinements. After the bisque firing, I stain the relief
with a mixture of red iron oxide and rutile (a titanium mineral), and finally
fire the piece in the gas kiln.
These limited editions of twenty are made from press molds that I cast in latex from the original sculpted relief. I then refine, bisque, stain, and fire the pieces exactly as the sculpted originals are done.
Tree Skeletons #3
11" x 7 1/2"
Laurentian Shield #3
10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Spy Lake Remembrance and Longing
9 1/2" x 6"