I'm happy to say I'm learning new things! Since I started sculpting in clay, I just knew it didn't seem "finished." Thanks to a few awesome friends in the Sculpture department at ECU, I now have two cast iron sculptures from my original clay sculpture. Now it is time to learn how to create bronze sculptures! (Super EXCITED about that!) Click on link below to explore some pictures on my new page.
Hey there, friends! I have been ever so slack about uploading pictures of work this year. I've really gotten into sculpting and LOVE it, and that's pretty much all I want to do lately. I loaned my wheel to a friend this summer and have it back as of last week, so I suppose I will be throwing again sometime soon.
I really only want to sculpt. It is strange when you finally find that thing that makes you feel the way you do when you are completely immersed in your creations. I've felt it before doing the carving on vases and such, but that has been really taxing on my wrist and neck. I did so many works in 2010 that I think it just did me in for a while. So since then, we got married and have moved. The new "studio" is still a storage room and there's no space to work that feels right. Working full time makes me not have as much time to dedicate to all of the things I really want to do. Been struggling with that lately.
I am very interested in pouring bronze or creating bronze/aluminum/steel replicas of my new work. At this point, the sculptures I have made are more like sketches. The real deal is on the way, I will be dedicating a lot more time to sculpting in the near future. If you know anyone who lives in or near Greenville, NC and would like to be a subject for a sculpture, have them send me pics. (don't have to be nude! a headshot and a full-body pic with clothes or swimsuit preferred)
So blah blah blah yeah yeah yeah. . . gotta get busy!! :D Jules
Welcome, 2011. I can't believe you are here so soon!!
I have plenty of photographs from work I did between October and December that I didn't take the time to upload to this site. I will upload those photographs as soon as possible! I was too busy making pots to get online and document! Thank you for the business, and the pleasure of keeping my hands in the clay. I've enjoyed every moment. One piece I made in 2010 was broken in shipping. Only one out of a lot of shipped pieces this year, I guess I can't complain too much. I have been fortunate to have very few things like that happen.
Avett fans, thank you all for your kindness, support and orders! You guys have each been amazing to talk to, meet and email with! I appreciate you all, and it is wonderful to share such an amazing common interest. Avett fans have so much heart! : )
I will try to make these go in order. not cool.
Here are some pictures to see the waiting time. . . after carving the cups they must dry and be bisque fired. . . then they are removed from the kiln, glazed and fired in the glaze kiln. Some people haven't realized how long it takes from start to finish (or why) so I thought I'd document with some photographs. : )
I love art, clay, music, dancing like an idiot, kayaking, laughing, couchsurfing.org, my job, my friends, my amazing family, sunshine, Mackenzie my chocolate lab, roadtrips, sunsets, Italy, Bernini, and most of all. . . . HUGS.