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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.

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.

I use white stoneware clay and make using slab and coil building techniques. The work is then fired between 1100 and 1200c in an electric kiln. Decorated with oxides, engobes and glazes. Figure is approximately 38cm high.

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.

Materials used:

clay, glazes, oxides, ceramics

Giant - Fafner (2018)


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Dick Martin

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