My Sprouting Pods sculpture began with a slab of Stoneware clay, formed into a strong seedpod, then I arranged vines emerging from seed formations. The plant develops organically as I shape it into a seemingly growing, fertile figure. This succulent plant form in clay describes beauty and strength of nature to break through its shell or tarmac as it emerges, a new life.
As I create these succulent plant forms in clay I begin with a slab of clay to be formed, I then arrange root, vine or seed formations of the plant allowing it to develop organically as i shape it into a seemingly growing, fertile figure. I form the pods, working toward the heart of the plant, instinctually feeling my way toward the seeds, then revealing the budding form I envision there, and finally, the plant blossoms with rich vibrant, alluring color.
I have been working with clay and expressing myself through clay throughout my life. I am obsessed with detail, and focus on describing it in both the form and surface texture of my clay work.
I balance my work between sculpted and wheel thrown forms, often enjoying the challenges of combining the vastly different techniques. It is my joy in life to express my wonder of the world in clay.
Other details about "Pods within Pod":
Sculpted from stoneware clay, ceramic stains and cold finish
Wire and hole on the back and designed to hang on the wall with a nail or picture hook. Can also be set on table surface for display.
Measurements: 15" x 5" x 5"