I love the feel of the clay on my hands, cold and wet and malleable. When I make these sculptures, I don’t really do that much. I always say that they are a co creation with the divine spirit. This is true because I build the base and then the rest happens. I don’t start with a plan for how they will turn out, or who I’m looking to create, I simply allow my hands to do it.
I have been away from clay for a while now – it is my goal to get back to her before the year is out.
Let me know what you think
Ruby was my first sculpture and is still one of my favourites. Ruby spent a lot of her life on the outside. She has an overwhelming love of nature and of all the people who inhabit the earth. Ruby once spent 8 days chained to a tree, and while she was protesting the logging of old growth forests, she actually found what she felt was her home high up in the canopy. Ruby is a gentle soul to whom laughter comes easily, and she is a calming influence on anyone who comes into contact with her.
She is leaning her head, eyes closed, into the life giving sunlight to recharge her energies.
I can’t say much more about her because whenever I look at her, she brings me to such a state of quiet peace, I lose my words.
Delores is fantastic! She is of an age when things don’t always make sense like they used to, and where a glass or two of bubbly is sometimes too much. I made Delores as wedding gift and found that she was immediately loved by her new family. It was like adopting an extra, yet outrageous grandparent.
Delores is a scream to be around, she smokes too much and doesn’t care that two glasses of champagne send her loopy, it’s just all the more fun to her. She loves getting dressed up to go out, but her eyes aren’t as reliable as they used to be so she often gets her make up on a bit thick and blotchy, but there is no way she will ask for help. According to Delores, “the day you can’t put on your own lippy, or light your own fag is the day you should be dead”.
She staggers on her high heels and often gets her dress caught in her stockings in the bathroom, but she couldn’t care less what you think of her, she’s only here for the laughs.
Pan spends all of his time outside, and spends all day laughing and signing to the wind. Pan is full of unbridled passion and finds it hard to contain himself. Pan takes great delight in teasing and scaring anyone who passes him by and is often the cause of shivers up the back of your neck, followed by a belly full of raucous laughter. Pan loves a good drink and will share a good bottle (or 3) of red with anyone, though don’t expect to get much! Pan is always ready to celebrate and will find any excuse for drinking dancing and loving.