Thursday, April 9, 2015

On the tips of her fingers

I am liking this piece more and more---although very simple and plain---very quiet feeling with leaves on her fingertips. I tend to want or feel the need to put more and more stuff on pieces...but decided to do a portrait bust that elicits the unspoken inner nature. The leaves are made from porcelain clay wedged with some green mason stain...keep leafy fingertips crossed she will come out of the kiln whole.

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  1. I can just imagine how you carefully and gently you must place her in the kiln to prevent knocking one of those leaves off, wishing you steady hands and body to you in placement and kind kiln gods for the firing.

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  2. I make the leaves separately with nichrome wires as stems. I remove each leaf for firing. Once bisqued I put them back on with a bit of glaze as a permanent glue. Thanks, Linda. Fingers-crossed!

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  3. She is truly serenely beautiful, Charlene.
    That far away look, lost in her own thoughts.

    Makes me think of when I gently run the soft, velvety petals of a rose against my cheek, absorbing the textural, sensory delight.

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    1. Yes, that moment when one has time to pick up a leave or "velvety petals" and find serenity.

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  4. She is so beautiful - a wood nymph blowing life into the new spring leaves. I love seeing the details of your work. Looking forward to seeing her after the firing . . .

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    1. I am finishing up some face tumblers and totem sections for a garden---then she will go in. Hopefully, if all goes as plan she will be done and photographed by the end of this month...leaves crossed.......

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