Marni Gable’s Figurative Sculpture

Marni Gable explores human stories, experiences and backgrounds in her pieces. With a Fine Arts Degree and an initial love of painting, Gable says she only discovered ceramics towards the end of her course. Rather like me! Surface design is all important to her and she says that she is not interested in the traditional need to glaze work, but prefers instead to use the flat colours of acrylic paints to create the detailed finish she wants. Her sculpting is gentle and delicate in areas such as the neck, jaw and features but rough and inexact in others. These aspects are all drawn together with the lines, with which she masterfully pulls out the character of the piece. The splashes of colour are also rough and vibrant which further emphasize the delicacy and beauty of the sculpt. I am intrigued to see how the deep lines make a significant impact on the piece and is a technique I may experiment with in my own work. 

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