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?
3 flights of stairs or an elevator ride up is Gallery on Waymouth's newly renovated open air gallery garden. This is an amazing environment you must see next time you are in the city of Adelaide.
The artworks displayed are thematically that of freedom and relaxation and rely heavily on the symbolism of birds and feathers. Nearby is the living wall, sprouting mint, oregano and rosemary. Sprawling beneath it is a network of custom built benches branching across the floor space in diagonals.
These photos document some of the installation process of the artworks
Gallery on Waymouth - Official Page
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.