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  LOST GAME PIECE, A CERAMIC WORK


  • This intricately-detailed hand-built piece is crafted of stoneware clay cone 6.
  • The camel is sculpted. The base is wheel thrown.
  • The work is hand-painted with underglazes.
  • The camel is mounted atop a truncated conical base sized so as to be accommodated on a board-game square.
  • Construction sequence:    Fired first to cone 06.    Underglazes applied by hand.    Refired to cone 6.    Overglazed with gold enamel.
  • Size: 4.0" x 3.0" x 1.6".
  • Date: 2008.
  • Exhibited at Form and Grace and Whimsy, Small Group Show, Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA.
  • Available for purchase individually (Price $50) or as a full 32-piece hand-carved ceramic chess game set (Price $1,500).

 


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CREATIVE PROCESS

 

   

 

  • Lost Game Piece is the prototype of a chess game set made of individually-designed and sculpted ceramic pieces.
  • The work is composed of an animal form, a camel, decked out in an appropriate manner with carefully crafted and embellished details, here is full riding regalia.
  • The piece is mounted on a wheel-thrown conical base.
  • Shown here is the work in its early stages. First, it is being sculpted. Then underglazes are applied prior to kiln firing.

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