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3-D Artist Statement

The transition from encaustic photography to sculpting clay creatures may seem unexpected, but for me, it represents a natural evolution of my artistic expression. In the tactile embrace of clay, I discovered a newfound sense of playfulness and whimsy, a departure from the contemplative stillness of my photographic work.

Each clay animal I create is imbued with its own personality and charm, a reflection of the joy and wonder I find in the world around me. 

I create my animal friends from high-fire clay; bisque fire them; cold finish them and then dress them in vintage doll clothes, fabric, ribbon and lace. I assemble and coat the clothing with hot wax, creating motion and stability to the piece. I've also been known to add wire, string, found objects and antique frames .

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