SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS
       
     
WHEEL THROWN VESSELS
       
     
CARVING AND EMBELLISHING
       
     
CIRCUS FAMILY
       
     
BELOVED (maquette)
       
     
BELOVED
       
     
SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS
       
     
SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS

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.

WHEEL THROWN VESSELS
       
     
WHEEL THROWN VESSELS

I interpreted my sketches into forms that I threw on the potters wheel

CARVING AND EMBELLISHING
       
     
CARVING AND EMBELLISHING

After throwing the form I carved and added details to give the characters life.

CIRCUS FAMILY
       
     
CIRCUS FAMILY

Finished work. Underglaze, stains and oxides , Multiple firing, the family is complete

BELOVED (maquette)
       
     
BELOVED (maquette)

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.

BELOVED
       
     
BELOVED

This larger piece was part of a fundraiser for INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION.