Porcelain Clay Head Progress Day 5

There is so much to enjoy in the process of sculpting in clay. Once I begin a new piece, I rarely work in wet clay for more than 3 months. I’m always too impatient to see it completed.

It is possible to keep a wet clay form moist a workable for a year or more. It requires a strong sealed plastic wrap and periodic re-wetting. You may find mold will begin to grow on the clay. Spraying with a mixture of vinegar and water can help minimize the mold.

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So above you can see more of the individual identities in the faces being refined. A friend suggested these were the four muses. In Greek mythology was Thalia the muse of comedy, Melpomene was Muse of tragedy, Terpsichore Muse the Dance, and Calliope was the Muse of Poetry or song.

I will keep working and see what develops. Please add your thoughts or comments.

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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2 Responses to Porcelain Clay Head Progress Day 5

  1. Karen Gallup says:

    Wow! I am impressed.

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