My latest work includes a series of Sumo wrestlers. They are hand sculpted using white earthenware paper clay. The sculptures are then fired and glazed with a clear crackle glaze which is stained with black ink. This traditional and well known oriental glaze finish seemed a natural solution to surface decoration. Areas such as their hair, belts and bases are finished in a black stain which is left unglazed.
28 x 20 x 25 cm
Judges of the 2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Anthony Bond (Director Curatorial and Head Curator International at Art Gallery of NSW), Felicity Fenner (Curator at Ivan Doherty Gallery, NSW College of Fine Arts) and Professor Anne Graham (Chair of Fine Art at School of Fine Art, Drama and Music, University of Newcastle).
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