Wall relief on Myrtlewood Base.
Base hand sanded & rubbed finish sealed with polyurethane sealer to reveal natural woods beauty. Stoneware Sculpture made from multiple Calla Lily, Tiger Lily & Day Lily leaf and flower impressions. Face head and neck were sculpted first to achieve proper bone and muscle structure before leaf impressions were applied. Sculpture was then underglazed around face features and then multiple glazes applied to achieve brilliance of color and depth. Rare Earth Oxides were used in glazes to allow light to penetrate glazes causing the light to "dance" around within the glaze crystals.
"Heart of Ruth"
"Daughters of Eve" collection
This wall sculpture was inspired by the biblical story of Ruth, found in the old testament of the Bible.
Ruth was a poor woman of no status by the worlds standards. She found great favor with God for her steadfast heart of love and loyalty, amidst immense tradgity and loss, to Gods people whom He had placed in her life.
Her life and heart showed the foreign community she had moved to with her dead husbands mother Naomi, the wealth of inner beauty, strength & integrity she possessed. Over time she captured the heart of her “Kinsman Redeemer;” a wealthy land owner, & became his beloved bride.
She is honored in the bible as a direct ascendant of Jesus, our Savior.
Heart of Ruth is a stoneware sculpture made from Oregon Brown clay. She was high fired to a cone 6 and only her hair and facial features glazed with a molten bronze glaze. All skin and background colors are the natural clay body showing through. Some parts of her hair were enhanced with acrylics to give it more detail.
All my masks are individually sculpted to represent the beauty found in the heart of every woman.
Each face comes from my imagination and the expressions on each one represent my mood at the time of its creation. Each mask is named, signed and dated on the back.
They can be custom ordered in colors to match a specific decor.
The lag time in making a mask is 8 weeks.
"Sculpted Botanical Pottery created to reflect Gods glory as seen in nature"
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"Botanical Pottery & Sculpture created to reflect Gods glory as seen in nature"
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