Friday, September 21, 2007

Another Garden Sculpture

This bottle form was my first experience in "Working Big." It is about 42 inches tall, slab constructed, and made with terra cotta clay.
Using a slab roller I rolled out a bunch of clay about 3/4 of an inch thick and placed them on canvas covered drying boards. Next I measured out all the pieces I would need, such as front, back, sides, top and bottom, and then cut the slabs to size.
Once the clay had dried enough that I was able to handle the flat slabs I then assembled the form, scoring the edges, and used liquid clay slip as a glue to glue the pieces together.
more info coming.....