Friday, September 30, 2011


Finally finished doing touch-sups and stringing today. Final picture tomorrow evening? Look for them on my portfolio page in the coming days.

Should I give the little guy a lighter for his boom sticks? Let me know what you think, I'm on the fence about it. Hope to hear from you :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Almost Complete

This is right after the first glaze firing

 This is after the piece is stained with toxic chemicals and starts looking good. Very satisfied with the mask at this point.

and this it it after the final firing with the other two guys

All that is left is some touch up...possibly even grinding off some of the glaze in order to reglaze. The final firing gave me an undesirable effect with the mask, a not so happy accident.  I hope to have the final completed versions of the marionettes up tomorrow evening or saturday.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Villain

Here's the villain, Going to try to finish it before the show and see if I can get it in.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Head and figure

This is a quick 32" gesture sculpture that took about an hour to sculpt. The focus was to capture the gesture of the model using some basic shapes and to not get caught up in musculature. We were required to work fast and loose which I haven't done with figures before, needless to say it was a fun way to start the class. It's not the best work I've done but I'm hoping the progress I make will inspire me to keep working hard. I'm posting these pics so we can watch my progress as a figurative sculptor.
I've only sculpted people one other semester 4 years ago in a figure modeling and it feels great to be thinking in this way again. I'm excited to see my progress and hope there is something here to be learned from it. Oh yeah here's also a picture of the armature we use, if you're interested I can give you instructions on how to build it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Last project of the summer

This is a photo of a puppet in the works. It's a collaboration I'm working on with my friend Meghann. This will most likely be the last project I work on until school is out. Hopefully I'll have some Photo's of my projects to post in the coming 15 weeks, however school might contribute to the lack of updating so my posts might be sparse for the rest of the semester. Anyway, let me know if you have any suggestions or any other kind of helpful feedback. Enjoy :)