Thinking out loud stage 🙂
Went with an Easter Island head for the concrete sculpture because I wasn’t that confident with faces. That inspired a series of faces, for the practice as much as anything and it gave me the chance to play around with different placement for eyes and noses and mouths. I started with plans of five faces but ran out of the Raku clay, so three it is, feels like a good number 🙂
I just couldn’t wait for the workshop coming up in a couple of weeks to give this a try!
So here is my test run of the process, well my process at least, am still looking forward to the workshop where we will learn how to do it properly and about coating the finished piece using oxides I think. I will need to make another sculpture for that one.
For this one I am already imagining where it will live in the garden and which plants to surround it in. Before I started this one I made a small marquette so that I could experiment with how to position both halves of the sculpture, just because I thought it might be a bit dull as a single piece figure, this was fun in itself and got my imagination going. There are a few positions I really liked and assuming the pieces aren’t too heavy to lift it may end up being a bit of an evolving sculpture depending on my mood!
Made a clay sculpture, cut it in half and played around with it and some paper drawings. This one I really like but plan to do it in clay so I can get better detail.