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« on: November 13, 2011 08:51:51 PM »


I seem to be obsessed lately with making faces---clay faces!  I've been taking clay classes for more than a year now & it seems that quite a number of my projects are faces.

When I began I intended to make only one.  I pressed the terra cotta clay into a mold, carved leaves & vines into it when it was leather hard & added leaves & a flower instead of hair.  She is finished in a deep bronze color & is named Ophelia.

 When I realized she was a good representation of Earth, I created a series of 3 more using the same basic mold.  Number 2 became Pyro representing Fire.  The third is Algae or Water.  Fourth is Zephyr who, of course, is Air/Wind.

I've since made a 5th that is not part of the series, even tho I used the same mold for the basic face.  I'm still trying to find a name for him.  To me he represents a person who tries to be so open minded he has no thoughts or convictions of his own.

The mold for all of them is about 7-8" long. 

I've abandoned the mold for the time being & created another series of 5 more faces.  I just modeled these from balls & slabs of clay.  These vary in size from about 4" to 6" & are named Monkshoods.  They remind me of hooded monks or flowers---There is a flowering plant named Monkshood.














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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 03:06:15 AM »

I really like your open minded chap and the thought behind him. I love the element series too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011 04:27:15 AM »

Love the faces. It's something I've thought of doing. I want to make a mold of my face or one of my family.

The last one if my favourite.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011 08:33:04 AM »

Amazing work, love the colours especially the blue and silver tones. Lovely!
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