Greece and home

After 4 months of research and testing, I have finally completed my sculpture. The original inspiration for this piece came from a visit to Greece in 2010. I was fascinated with the ceramic artefacts that I saw in the museums. They ranged from large ornate urns to tiny roughly formed children’s toy dolls.

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A pencil drawing of an idea. Timber, ceramic and round organic shapes.
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Some glaze recipes and examples of the colours

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Forming the shape with clay.
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Adding some beautiful silver birch timber from our garden.
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Some detail of the clay sculpture on the vessel.
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Glazing has been done, sections sandblasted and red paint added ready for the gold leaf.
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Gold leaf added.
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The timber was joined to the vessel using copper rod. The medallions are threaded onto the copper rod to complete the piece.
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A different angle.
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Close up of the copper rod.
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And last but not least my very special dad showing me how to cut the silver birch.
What a great journey I had designing and developing this sculpture. I am really sad to see it end. It has been an amazing learning experience and I am really pleased with the result. I hope you enjoy.
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6 thoughts on “Greece and home

    1. The Gables Post author

      Thank you Desiree. I saw some beautiful pieces in the museum we visited on our tour with mumma. Well that’s one thing I can thank her for. hehe.

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