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Sculptural

If you can’t drink from it, eat off it, or serve from it, or store things in it, it’s generally a sculptural piece!  On this page you will find sculptural works like murals, free standing friezes and even some sculptures.

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Guide and Protect

Guide and Protect

This little angel was thrown on the pottery wheel then altered by shaping the figure by hand.  Carved on the side of the piece are the words, “A mother holds her child’s hand for a while, but their heart forever.”

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Walk Through the Birches Mural

Walk Through the Birches Mural

All the pieces in this mural were Raku fired individually, and there are a lot of them… 107  to be exact!  It is quick, hot work, but I love the effect I get with the fat white glaze on the birch trees.  After gluing the pieces in place, it is grouted… just the same as you would any tile work.  This free-form shaped mural is mounted and ready for hanging or setting on an easel.

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St. Paul de Vence, Raku Frieze

St. Paul de Vence, Raku Frieze

This is a free standing, Raku frieze.  It has been carved and painted with glaze before firing.  I fashioned this after a photo I took in this beautiful artists village outside of Nice, France.  One of my favorite places.

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Chateau de Chillon Raku Frieze

Chateau de Chillon Raku Frieze

This is a free standing, Raku frieze.  It has been carved and painted with glaze before firing.  It took two people with tongs to move it from the kiln to the post-firing reduction barrel!

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Napolean Bridge Raku Frieze

Napolean Bridge Raku Frieze

This is a free-standing, Raku Frieze.  I worked from a photo I took in France of a footbridge over a gorge that was built by Napolean in the 13th Century.  It was breathtaking, to say the least!

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Tree Sculpture

Tree Sculpture

My trees are all hand built and altered and no two are ever alike.  They can also be used as vases as they are hollow and will hold water!

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Sunflowers Mural

Sunflowers Mural

All the pieces in this mural were Raku fired individually.  It is quick, hot work, but I love the shimmery effect I get with the glaze on the river.  The sunflowers look like they are stretching toward the sun.  After gluing the pieces in place, it is grouted… just the same as you would any tile work.  This landscape mural is mounted and ready for hanging or setting on an easel.

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Mountain View Mural

Mountain View Mural

All the pieces in this mural were fired individually, about 80 pieces in all.  It is tedious work, but I love the “arts and crafts” look I’ve attained with this mural.  The color palette is in the mission style.  After gluing the pieces in place, it is grouted… just the same as you would any tile work.  This landscape mural is mounted and ready for hanging or setting on an easel.

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Secret Keeper

Secret Keeper

This trapezoidal-shaped box was hand built with texture and Raku fired with post-firing reduction.  It has a narrow slit where the lid fits… just large enough to keep your secrets in.

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