Melting Features

Driven by a desire to create a piece slightly different from the others, I chose this piece of wood to work on that lays on its side, rather than being vertical. This wood was a piece of drift wood that I stumbled upon in Penarth. In areas it has a very smooth texture with light bark remaining on parts of it which create a more weathered, beaten surface. This has inspired me to create a puddle of features, as if they have melted in the water. I wanted to work with the shape of the wood, for example there is an arc in the centre, that I wanted to incorporate into my sculpture. I have hollowed out this piece and it is ready for firing. Once this is completed, I will apply bluey/green/yellow glaze that has an oxidised rusty feel. I think that this glaze will suit the watery previous life of the wood.


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