Author Archives: Babs

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.

Hanging an Exhibit at a coffee shop

This is the first time I have exhibited my work at coffeehouse. Sweewaters Cafe on Washington St in Ann Arbor, MI is a great space. Founded in 1993 by Wei and Lisa Bee in downtown Ann Arbor. They now have locations … Continue reading

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Porcelain Clay Head Progress Days 6 and 7

Looking back at the calendar and when I began posting, I am reminded that it has been over a month since I started working on sculpting this piece. My first images are from July 2nd. These last two weeks working … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Porcelain Head Days 3 and 4

Typically I am in my clay studio twice a week for at least 3 hours or more. I fire the kiln and do my assemblage work in my home studio. This works well, because I can work on my art … Continue reading

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Porcelain Head in Progress Day 2

One of the lessons I have learned working with clay, is patience. You can’t refine details until the clay is ready. With porcelain the window for readiness is narrow. There is a sweet spot where the clay is soft enough … Continue reading

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Porcelain Clay Head in Progress

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Head Boys – A Maison Margiela Story for the LOVE Magazine

Love this blog by my cousin Miroslav Melnyk in Ukraine. Source: Head Boys – A Maison Margiela Story for the LOVE Magazine

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