Tag Archives: Animal Sculptures

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Sculpture in progress

This shows what the slab clay looks like before drying, firing, glazing and firing the final time.

It takes about three weeks for this piece to dry enough to be fired because water in the clay will turn to steam during firing and cause an explosion.  The interior is hollow with slab clay armature.

This is100_3415100_3413100_3412100_3410 a commission.

 

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“AFTERNOON NAP” by Stephanie Schriver

Hand built, slab clay glazed stoneware.

These two are separate pieces that interlock for display and separate for easy shipping.

Together they measure:  24″ L X 18″ W X 16″ H

$675

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“SAGE GROUSE” by Stephanie Schriver

Mixed media stoneware

The Sage Grouse lives in eastern California and mid western states and are about the size of a full grown turkey.  Males puff up their breast plates with air while serenading females during mating season.

32″ H X 16″ W X 16″ D

$650

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Custom Dog Sculptures

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CORDED POODLE

Hand built hollow clay sculpture, measures 27″H X 16″W X 22″ L,  $1,500

I used Sculpture Raku Clay for its capacity to maintain form, accept glazes and oxides, plus its ability to support large sculptures. My sculptures are “slab built”, which means clay is rolled through my slab roller and formed usually starting with a basic cylinder. Each sculpture is hollow inside.

Sections of the sculpture are shaped separately and assembled as they become “leather hard”, which means they have lost some of the softness caused by moisture in the clay.

My electric paragon super dragon front loader kiln has great capacity for firing large pieces at any ceramic firing temperature. This creates opportunities to use an endless variety of clays, glazes or oxide finishes.

Because I hand paint my sculptures with three coats of glaze and fire twice to obtain durability, my process takes time. But the outstanding results are worth the wait!