Sculpture: Figurative work 1983-2006

To charge my creative ideas early on in my new life as a ceramic artist I took some art courses at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. There I developed a love for figurative sculpture.

Most of these sculptures involved live models but I can make a copy from a piece
that I've already done.

This is a good friend who generously shared her beautiful pregnant body so that I could capture this moment in clay.  It's about 14" tall and unfired as of yet.

This is also a good friend who unknowingly agreed to this very difficult pose.   In this piece
I'm working with the concept of showing emotion.  I think it's especially important for men
to have more freedom to express their true emotions in this society.  Being the mother of
a son, I want to do all I can to help him to grow into an emotionally healthy man.


This is a favorite of mine that I created in terracotta 10 years ago.  Again, here is emotion captured in clay.  I can't say that it's not a self portrait, at least in feeling.   I had recently lost a marriage and my dog.   The experience of making this piece was very cathartic.  Even now, when I have something on my mind, I pick up a piece of clay.   

Elephant Fountain

On a lighter note, I have really enjoyed working with running water in some of my sculptures and I will get back to that again sometime I am sure.

Some studies and finished work:


Half day Sketches



Model Studies

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