Thursday, May 3, 2012

Clay people



My poor neglected sketch blog - not much sketching going on!
I've been making clay figures for the next stage of the painting course, and getting thoroughly carried away with little fingers and roses, cherries and violins. Each figure again representing one of the artists at my Dinner Party, I've made all six now, set them around the table and am busy staging, lighting and photographing them for the painting sessions next week. I've loved making them - perhaps I should have been a sculptor, though my proportions are off, we have very big heads at this dinner!
This is how they started off, as wire armatures. I would like to have fired and kept them, but they have all started cracking badly and probably full of air pockets, might explode in a kiln.

8 comments:

martinealison said...

Un petit monde en terre adorable...
Gros bisous

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

cathy...I simply love what you are doing...what talent you have!
Ronelle

Robyn Sinclair said...

These are breathtakingly clever, Cathy. Beautiful. Does everyone have to make clay figures? Id have thought it a rare talent, and you have it. Can't wait to see the photos and then the paintings

Bridget Hunter said...

What a great set of figures. What an interesting challenge you're doing.

Nora MacPhail said...

Wow, they are absolutely fantastic. Really wonderful characters.

Thea said...

beautiful, your are so talented..wow

Art with Liz said...

Oh these are so clever Cathy!

Cathy said...

You're sooooo talented!!! And so creative!!!