Monthly Archives: August 2013

Clay is my home

There is a lot of loud banging, grinding, welding, and dusty fumey HOT air in this workshop as there are a number of other projects going on along with my big ladies. They are building a 25 foot tall metal … Continue reading

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Finding the eyes and mouth

Finding the eyes and mouth on a figure is one of my favorite parts of the whole process. It calls for a lot of concentration so I go to the workshop very early before anyone is there (they start at … Continue reading

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Tanya’s photos

When we were here in April after lunch many of the workers would come outside the kitchen and hang out in the warm sun on my big bronze reclining figure that was stored there under the eaves. There couldn’t be … Continue reading

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a lovely mistake

To back up a little, I was here in April this year with Tanya Kukucka who is my dear friend and wonderful assistant. We built another big reclining lady in plaster. This big lady turned out larger than I had … Continue reading

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Three more big ladies

I’m back in Shanghai again to finish three big ladies in bronze, two of which are the first in the editions. After the first day of feeling discombobulated, I’m enjoying the swing of things here. It’s that first day with … Continue reading

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Texture and revealing the spirit

The shapes look wonderful to me, full and rounded. But it is very difficult to really see the surfaces now because of the newly worked shiny places next to the dark areas. The figures are cast in a number of … Continue reading

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