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Sculpture - "Chick-o-Stick" - Female Form - Cream/Brown

Sculpture - "Chick-o-Stick" - Female Form - Cream/Brown

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This collection of handmade pottery pieces has several levels of meaning. They are intriguing to explore and steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. The female form, womanhood, body love, empowerment, and more is all celebrated in the ongoing series of "Chick-o-Sticks". The tongue-and-cheek name of these pieces reveals the artist's sense of playfulness and joy in creating the hand formed sculptures.

This Kansas City artist uses figure as a three-dimensional canvas. The eye will travel completely around the surface. Each piece tells a unique, personal story.

This artist begins on the potter’s wheel or with slabs of clay. The pieces grow as she builds them. Once the core of the piece is built, she will carve the surface and add texture. Then the base color glaze is applied and the piece is kiln fired. Once the first firing is complete, the artists continues to add and wipe off a combination of terra sigilattas, slips, stains and glazes, then fire again, repeating this process until the artist achieves the desired effect. Each piece takes dedication and patience.

These pieces are truly special pieces of art to own, gift, and cherish.
  • Approximately 8" to 10" tall
  • Stand base 3" x 3"
  • Handmade ceramic sculpture
  • Glazed ceramic -- NOT painted!
  • Made in Kansas City
  • Included metal display stand.

This piece was WOOD-FIRED:

Wood firing is an exciting process that usually involves a team of people working as a community to fire the kiln. The ware is set on wads or shells or sometimes rice hulls so that the melted ash from the firing does not glaze the ware to the shelves. Loading the kiln is a time-consuming process. Each piece must be wadded and carefully placed in the kiln so that the flames will swirl around the pieces as they flow toward the outlet. Firing usually involves fairly constant stoking of the firebox, keeping a good supply of split wood available, and carefully monitoring and adjusting numerous aspects of the firing. Wood-firing is an art, the kiln is manned around the clock (usually in shifts), and some kilns are fired for five days or more. Most wood-fired kilns are built on site and are quite expensive. Given this expense and the vast amount of labor and the high cost of the fuel, wood firing is comparatively rare.
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