Hey everyone, here's a little experimental pot I created. It was meant to hold some sort of succulent plant but for the time being it's a useful vessel for holding my chickens fresh eggs. I'm considering doing a series of animal pots, what do you think?
Sleepy time for this owl chilling out in the forest. Another hand built sculpture made from Feeneys Buff Raku.
The process of clay sculpture gives you a lot of surprises. With a painting you see the piece evolve through every step and there aren't as many surprises but with kiln firing you have to wait to see how the glazes will turn out. Here are some recent pieces at various stages of the process.
I made a couple more smaller bearcats last night and then moved on to painting the bigger ones that came out of the kiln today. Another firing and then an oxide. Finished product coming soon!
I use a lot of Feeneys Buff Raku Trachyte (BRT) for the construction of my clay sculptures. It's a strong, durable clay that I generally use for slab building but also enjoy using it for hand building techniques.
It's a coarse clay which when fired turns a sand colour with dark speckles.