Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wall Sculptures Ready !
I'm excited about my new wall sculptures = hanging ceramic art = won't fade or yellow with age. This weekend as I was attaching the hanging mechanisms, I was wondering why I'm so enthralled with making these. I realized each one contains a feeling I had when I made it. They look great on the wall! I just can't stop; I'm having so much fun. My goal is to make various styles which will complement any decor. You can see the ones I've finished so far in Buy Studio Pottery. These next pieces are drying in the cabinet and will have more layering of slips added.
I found a clay supply store closer to my home in Ocala which I've been going to called C and R Ceramics so I don't have to drive to Ocoee or St. Petersburg to get clay. I like my clay to be fresh and soft when I use it so I only pick up small amounts at a time. I got more of this WC-901 Macabee clay . This white stoneware clay is smooth and is perfect for my wall sculptures. I'm still testing darker bodied clays. Has anyone used the designer velvet underglazes by Amaco? I picked up a couple of those to try out.
Each one of my wall sculptures are waiting to be enjoyed in a new location. No frames are needed. They come ready to hang with the wood and wire hanging mechanism I attach on the reverse side. Each sits out about 1.5 inches parallel to the wall without a tilt. The have a sealer so they can be wiped off with a damp sponge. I put small felt pads on the back to prevent scratching the wall when they're hung. They're fairly light weight, (note to self to weigh one) probably less than two pounds, and can hang from a strong nail or molly bolt in the wall.
This week I'll take work to several galleries and there's a couple of shows coming up, meanwhile the completed wall sculptures are available in my shop. As I finish more wall sculptures I'll also put those in my studio pottery shop, so check back often. Prices listed include priority shipping and insurance. I package them very well for safe arrival. I accept checks or purchases can be made via paypal through my etsy shop.
Due to ongoing health issues I've had to rethink attendance at full day shows so I'm concentrating on local venues and half day shows. I ordered this revolving wooden pegboard to hang my wall sculptures for shows. If the revolving pegboard works out I'll pattern another one after it, since I already have the materials to build one. Thanks for your support and comments.