The Sculptor's Muse... and other sundry thoughts

September 23, 2019

Tools of the trade are vital - my tools are precise, some have been personally designed by me and then crafted by a woodworker, Andy Metts. However, in addition to my tools, my Sculptor’s Smock is important for my work.

Sculptors have used smocks throughout history. Ber...

July 30, 2019

One of the main areas of a sculptor's work is that of Portraiture, which happens to also be one of my favorites.  I have been asked if the technology of 3D printing will affect the commissions for portraits, and I have not experienced that it has.  I also don't think t...

July 6, 2017

 One often thinks of sculpture as statues standing outside on a plinth, however, sculpture historically functioned hand in hand with architecture.  Researching the beautiful fountains and palaces of Europe, decorative sculpture is strewn all over facades, window caseme...

June 21, 2017

One of the most vital elements for a sculptor - is live models.  My children, myself and husband have often been utilized in my sculptures, and most commissions require research into posthumous portraits. However, being able to sculpt from live models is a gift to a sc...

June 24, 2015

Have sketchbook, Will travel....  and travel we did, all the way to the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft Worth, TX.  It is rare that I visit any musuem exhibit without sketch book in hand, I have sketches from every visit to the Met in New York City, the Cloisters, and the nea...

March 10, 2013

 

 

Back in 2009, I went into a used book shop (bibliophilia being one of my vices!) and found a jewel.  The first section I always scout out being the art section, which is usually cluttered with tomes on painting (that to my painter friends :)) I found a book, written...

July 15, 2011

I have been working with glass artist, Tammy O'Connor of Vitric Vision Glass Studio.  We have been researching a way to slump glass over sculpture.  Tammy conducted numerous trials, broke tons of glass, and finally discovered a breakthrough (no pun intended).  This fir...

June 27, 2011

First, clay is not dirt.  A common misconception.  Clay is decomposed igneous rock, like granite, and dirt is, well, dirt, and all kinds of decomposing organic material thrown in for fun.  On the molecular level, clay molecules are shaped like discs or plates while dir...

March 16, 2011

Working in my studio today, I remembered one of the most poignant commissions I had.  A family had a child that died during birth, the only tangible thing they possessed was the hand prints of their baby.  They asked me to create two tiny baby hands in clay based from...

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