The Wendy House Pop Up Venue in Kirriemuir is hosting a Summer Fine Art Exhibition with work of more than 20 local artists. I have submitted one of my clay sculptures. The exhibition organisers will donate 10% of the sales proceeds to The Teapot Trust, a Scottish charity which provides art therapy to chronically ill children.
When you visit the show, make time for a walk through this picturesque town with its characteristic sandstone buildings, some of which house inviting cafés!
The Wendy House Pop Up Venue
15- 16 High St, Kirriemuir DD8 4EY
Sat 8 July – Fri 4 Aug 2017, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Clay sculpture, 30 cm tall.
A few days ago I started a collaborative project together with ceramicist Jenny Charles in Bridge of Tilt, Highland Perthshire. We decorate shallow bowls with a screenprinted design. Jenny produces round clay slabs which she later shapes into bowls, using a mould. I built a small screenprinting frame and created a design which we print onto the damp clay slabs, using ready-mixed underglaze. Not until after bisque firing the bowls will we know whether we got everything right.
This figure group is one of my earliest clay sculptures. The figures are built from clay slabs and mounted on a custom made steel base. It had been delivered highly polished. I’m not fond of this surface treatment so I left the metal base out in the open for a few weeks. Continue reading Sculpture: clay figures