Pair of Sentinel Figures - Ceramic Sculptures
Sentinels work really well as a pair. When there are more than one you get a sense of communication between them. How you place them together really affects the “feeling” of the group. A title for this pair might be: - “It is going to be an interesting day!” A considerable amount of cost is saved on postage by purchasing two.
Several of Shakespeare's plays include watchers, gate-keepers, and other minor characters who discuss events and display great insight into things to come. The idea of a sentinel, watcher or protector. A figure that can see through the everyday and beyond the obvious. Someone who communicates on an emotional level.
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 work shows the way as it progresses into a finished piece. The hand becomes as important as the eye and the mind.
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. Also the reflective nature of the glaze can sometimes give slightly different colour effects on various computer screens.
I use white stoneware clay and make using slab and coil building techniques. The work is then fired twice, the second firing between 1100 and 1200c in an electric kiln. Decorated with oxides, engobes and glazes. 24ct gold-leaf on glasses. Figures are approximately 24cm high, standard is approximately 45cm high.
Lovely to hold – they have a great “feel” about them. Each piece is handbuilt and unique.
All sculptures are now sent in wooden cases to prevent any possible damage in transit.
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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 ...