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Gallery of Batik Artist Pottery

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As a batik artist, one of the main reasons I love batik, and always come back to it is because I love the color and the texture of it. I know these are the same qualities about building in clay that appeal to me. Here are two of my favorite handbuilt clay pieces from college.

Although I have created many vessels in clay as a batik artist, I feel these two represent my original art work in ceramics the best. I hope you enjoy seeing some examples of my “other” work as well. For example, you will see some of my wheel thrown pieces and clay sculptures as well.

As a batik artist, I strongly believe that any other artistic endeavors we undertake as artists only strengthens our ability to be successful in our main choice of media. For me, that is batik.

I still create in clay from time to time-an artist is an artist you know! We choose the media that serves us best for our avenue of self-expression!

Title: Lion and Lamb Coil Landscape Pot

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Title: Coil Face Jug! Guess Who!

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Please don’t think I am vain because I put my own face on this pot. The truth is a friend and I cast our faces in plaster. We just had to try it! Yes indeed! It was scary, we put straws in our noses so we could breathe. My girlfriend and I were the only ones game enough to try it-so we did-therefore I ended up with my own face to create “art” out of. Honest! (smile)


Wheel Thrown Pieces

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Gallery of Batik Artist Pottery
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Clay Sculptures

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This sculpture was created out of white clay from a live model on an armature of wire. The armature was pulled out before it was fired. The surface is just the white, raw, fired clay. I love the texture of it. I would like to do more of this kind of thing but a person needs to set priorities and I am concentrating on batik!
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 Same model! Different sculpture. This one was made the same way, except after it was fired, I painted on a patina of watered down brown paint, then while it was still wet, wiped it off. I did this several times to build up the thickness of the coats of paint. The last several coats were watered down gold paint that was wiped off. The paint I used wasn’t anything special, just acrylics.


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