I was inspired to do a series of vessels for a fundraiser in Laguna Beach for LOCA arts education. The fundraiser had a circus theme. I thought I would do these vessels as vases and candle holders.
I interpreted my sketches into forms that I threw on the potters wheel
After throwing the form I carved and added details to give the characters life.
Finished work. Underglaze, stains and oxides , Multiple firing, the family is complete
The piece was created for one of our favorite organizations, INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION. The group is committed to working throughout the world , through the legal systems, to represent the poor and powerless. Much of their work is dealing with the sex slave industry. This sculpture was inspired by a young mother who is a thriver , and was given new hope.
This larger piece was part of a fundraiser for INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION.