Giants - Fafner & Fasolt Ceramic Sculptures
Inspiration: From Wagner‘s Ring of the Nibelung. Fafner and Fasolt were the giants hired by Wotan to build Valhalla. Their payment was to be Freia, the goddess of love. It didn’t work out.
Giants work really well as a pair. When there are more than one you get a sense of communication between them. The title for this pair might be:- “Valhalla is ready to protect the Gods” or “Time to find Freia.”
The sculptures are made with a direct honesty to the nature of the material. Clay is a wonderful material that can be pulled, squashed, shaped and squeezed. It takes an impression like no other material and, being a basic "earth" material, it is a joy to work with. Natural and manufactured objects are used to make impressions and produce strong textures. The nature of the clay and the design means there are lumps and bumps and various marks. This rugged affect is all part of the charm of the work. The work shows the way as it progresses into a finished piece. The hand becomes as important as the eye and the mind.
I use white stoneware clay and make using slab and coil building techniques. Decorated with oxides, engobes and glazes. The work is then fired twice between 1000 and 1200c.
Each piece is handbuilt and unique. All sculptures are now sent in wooden cases to prevent any possible damage in transit. Any questions please get in touch.
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About the Artist
Sometimes I am not sure if I am a sculptor who craves to paint, or a painter who craves to sculpt. Basically I think I have the creative spirit within and I need to be in my studio working on imaginative projects. My Muse and I have a great time. Basically all my work is sculptural including ...