This is one of my sunflower sculptures. Well, it's sunflower-like. I don't try to be botanically correct but you get the idea of what it is. I did this totally by hand, pinching each petal and attaching to a central disc. I added some fringe detail around the outside of the disc for extra interest. I curled the petals for a natural look. This whole thing dried for several weeks before firing. I held my breath as I loaded it into the kiln. I just knew I was going to break one of the petals and then the whole thing would have been thrown back in the clay recycle bucket. But I made it! Whew!!
Glazed in a sunflower yellow glaze with amber accents over a speckled clay. I think the speckles give it a lot of depth and dimension. High fired stoneware clay so it can go outside in the garden or on the porch. Inside is nice, too! About 10-12" dia.
|Another look at the fringe and the petals|