New in December 2020
I have been convalescing after a routine but major surgery. It suits my regime to have tasks that require focus but not too much activity. So I made a twisting, swirling statement necklace in black to pearl. It is dramatic and sits happily as a sculpture when not being worn. While this type of necklace is made for exhibitions or as an "attention grabber" in my market stall I have been surprised how often they sell!
I wondered if I could "tame" the twist and at the same time I found my self wearing a top that had too much cream near my face. The challenge was on. My colour blending was successful but the finished necklace, while smaller is still a little extravagent - the twist sits out from the bodice but it may "relax" over time so I don't know if to re-sting it now or wait. I want a necklace that will be worn more than once a year.
One of the maddening things I find about clay sculpture is that it is sometimes too long between having the mud between your fingers and the finished piece. (I do not own a kiln) These two greenware roughs were done early December and it will be March 2021 before I see them fired. They are prototypes for figures that will be sandwiched between two pillars/shapes - I don't know yet whether the pillars should be textured clay or burnt wood and probably won't until I see the fired figures. The clay is black midfired stoneware- certain features of the figures are exaggerated for emphasis.