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Stargazers work really well as a pair. When there are more than one you get a sense of communication between them. The title for this pair might be:- “Are you sure that is Cassiopeia?” or “I wonder if some intelligence is looking back at us?”

Inspiration:- Oscar Wilde quote: “We’re all lying in the gutter, but some of us are staring at the stars.” The idea of a stargazer / dreamer, or a watcher / protector. Someone who can see through the everyday and beyond the obvious. Someone who looks for what is real and dares to wonder. People have always watched the stars and considered their place in the universe. Hopefully some humour shown too.

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. 24ct gold-leaf on glasses.

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 25cm 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, glaze, oxides, gold-leaf

Pair of Stargazer Figures (2018)

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