This body of work is a combination of both clay sculptures, and two-dimensional mixed media panels. I typically use a mid fire, heavily grogged clay body that is finished with engobes and oxides.
These custom built wood, wall hung panels are built up to a high relief texture using both textured wall papers and joint compound that is then painted with acrylics and compatible mediums. These panels serve as a backdrop, or scene for a hand sculpted ceramic figure or object that rests into a niche that is built in the panel.
My work will typically visually carry the title or a small bit of prose on the piece most often in the form of a small printed clay tile that is produced by a xerox toner transfer and then fired to cone 5. This integrates the piece and often reveals the initial idea behind it