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Finished Pit Fired Sculptures…

Two of the completed sculptures from the sawdust and pit firing: much pain later!! Very happy with the colour results and the assemblage of the pieces, though difficult with an injured finger, has turned out really well :-)) All the work is now complete for the exhibition (pics to come), including painted plinths! First thing in the morning delivery to Gallery on Sturt , then off to the doctors to assess the stitched up finger.


14 thoughts on “Finished Pit Fired Sculptures…

  1. I love it< interesting composition.

    Posted by Saida Fagala | November 7, 2011, 10:04 pm
  2. Really beautifull Dawn! This is a garanteed succes for your exhibition! It’s too far for me to travel “down under”…if closer I would certainly be there! Myriam

    Posted by myriam thas | November 8, 2011, 1:03 am
  3. Very nice Dawn. I do love the colors you got from the firing.

    Posted by Sylvia Coppola | November 8, 2011, 11:24 pm
  4. hey Sylvia… thanks for the kind words, glad you like my works… i was also very happy with these results 🙂

    Posted by Dawn Whitehand | November 9, 2011, 12:08 am
  5. Surface has a waxy appearance, sort of fleshy that is supported well by the color giving depth to or even below the surface, a translucency that is very engaging. The support rod tends to provide an opaque standard for comparison. Nice! I’d love to see more.

    Posted by jim wallace | November 9, 2011, 3:45 am
  6. beautiful indeed what the fire did and i expect it is each time a surprise how it turnes out in details.

    Posted by Frans Commelin | November 9, 2011, 4:07 am
  7. Lovely; reminds me of a jade ring, Chinese, possibly Chou dynasty, dia 4.5 inches, as appears in an old book published 1927…

    Posted by Celia Wilson | November 9, 2011, 12:25 pm
  8. Love it! You have inspired me. How long did your firing last?

    Posted by Louise van Niekerk | February 20, 2012, 12:12 am
  9. Hi Louise, glad to be of inspiration!! The firing itself takes a few hours, then is covered up & takes about 18-24 hours to cool.

    Posted by Dawn Whitehand | February 20, 2012, 7:38 am

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