clay wall pieces & clocks with trees & quotes
My wall pieces are made of a white earthenware clay, painted on with colored clays, sgraffitoed (each element outlined & scratched through to the color of the clay below), and then fired . The piece, if large, is mounted on a wooden backing to be hung safely in your home. Often there is a smoke firing in hemlock boughs which leaves a bit of a smoky look to the piece. I work with quotes or poems imprinted or carved in the pieces or in figurative sculpture all with up-lifting spirited themes.