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.
Some glaze recipes and examples of the colours
Glazing has been done, sections sandblasted and red paint added ready for the gold leaf.
Gold leaf added.
The timber was joined to the vessel using copper rod. The medallions are threaded onto the copper rod to complete the piece.
A different angle.
Close up of the copper rod.
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.