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Judy Taylor Sculpture

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CATEGORY: Professional
METHOD: Modelling
COLOUR: White
TEXTURE: Medium textured
FIRING RANGE: 900°c - 1280°c

Artist Statement
I make figurative animal sculptures in various clays. I work quickly to capture the essence and movement of the creatures. By working quickly, as in a three dimensional sketch, I try to catch the spirit and the animation of a living animal. I enjoy the feel of the clay, its plasticity, its texture but I am frustrated when it will not do what I want and I push and punish it, stuffing it with paper, propping it and beating it into shape. The limitations of the material and methods encourage me to keep experimenting.

Judy uses PF 680 (Smooth Black) & PF 520 (Ashraf Hanna)

Picture details:
Saddleback litter - Clay used: PF 520 (Ashraf Hanna), fired to bisque 1000c, and then naked raku firing in shavings with lavender. 

Black labClay used: PF 680 (Smooth Black), fired to bisque 1000c, and then to stoneware 1250c. 

Pony head
- Clay used: PF 520 (Ashraf Hanna), fired to bisque 1000c, and then smoked with burning shavings by hand and waxed.