A friend of mine found a sculpture like this one somewhere on the internet and asked me if I could make her one similar. Well, that's what I did this weekend.
I made the top part as a "pinch pot" and then added the head. The bottom part or the base I quickly threw on the wheel, slipped and scored, and attached to the upper half.
This sculpture is about 7-8 inches tall. Looking at this first attempt I think I want to make a larger one and refine the lines of the upper half.
Would like to throw the top half on the wheel and see if I can't carve and manipulate the form into a tear-drop shaped bowl.
We'll see. Next up, I'll be throwing some plates for a while and trying some new decorating techniques.
Took my first clay classes at Bemidji State University in 1989. In 2002, after a long break, I started more pottery classes at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.
I do not have one area of interest, but that isn't to say I am unfocused. I enjoy making everything from coffee mugs to trompe l' oeil. I work with highfire stoneware, and low fire earthenware. I'm just clay crazy.