Last month, to jump-start my creativity, I decided I should pursue ceramic sculpting (which I’ve been meaning to do for years now), and signed up for a class in San Francisco (http://dikarevart.com).
After looking through art books for inspiration, I opted to go for a prone skinny figure. The teacher made the great suggestion of first making a tile for the sculpture to be lying on.
After the first week, it looked like this — ready to dry out and fired at Cone 04.
Returned after 2 weeks, and spent the next few hours sanding it down, applying copper oxide and turquoise underglaze, and finally coating the tile with watered-down glossy white glaze. Here’s what it looked like, ready for firing.
It looks like, in spite of a sluggish start, this Summer may yet turn out to be full of creative accomplishments.