Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pots Heads, a la Cirque du Soleil

The first pot head in a series that I am calling Cirque du Soleil was air brushed with velvet under glazes today in the studio.


What you are seeing in the photo below is the unfired low temperature glazes BEFORE I over sprayed them with a clear high gloss glaze.

From Ceramic Studio


Sometime within the next few weeks the pot head will be fired to vitrify the glaze and it will be ready to be planted with a variety of savory succulents.

From Ceramic Studio



Back head view , with a planting pocket

From Ceramic Studio


While in the spray booth :

From Ceramic Studio


Along with the Cirque du Soleil Pot Head Series that I am crafting I am also making an Alice in Wonderland styled water feature. I sculpted four 30 - 34 inch tall Pitcher plants - sarracenia, and will fashion them into a sculptural fountain.

The colors that I choose to air brush on the pitcher plants are really out of this world,

I hope they make it through the firing OK.

From Ceramic Studio

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks a bit like Rahm Emanuel.

Leatherdykeuk said...

I love the idea of the pitcer plant water feature. Please keep blogging it.

Kimberly said...

I admit, many pot heads creep me out, but I am loving this one, especially the colors.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

It looks positively alive! Gorgeous...the pitcher plant fountain. INSANE!!

ricki - sprig to twig said...

I agree...we need to see more of these projects as they evolve

Christine said...

Very cool! I love the effect that the air brush makes and can't wait to see it glazed! The repetitive pattern in the back is a nice touch.

Kerry said...

Can't wait to see the water feature, it sounds amazing.

Melanie said...

Beautiful Michelle! Can't wait to see the finished installation...

phrago said...

I like the vent in the back of the pot head guy. Sort of like his brains, er, ah, Ideas are leaking out. Like the colors too. I hope your fountain pieces survive. I wouldn'y mind having some of those. You really should do a small, comercial, 'Artist's choice' line...

Kerry said...

I'm with phrago, I would buy. :)

Susan said...

I love it! glad i found your blog!