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Alice R. Ballard

I love Ballard's sculptures.  They are so gentle yet so demanding of the viewer's attention.  Ballard works interestingly as well.  She uses a lot of molds to create the basic structure of her forms and then layers on the gorgeous texture by hand.  I won't even try to speculate how she creates the surface treatment.  Is it glaze or oxides or what? Whatever it is, it's stunning.

(images via artist's own website; portrait via Francis Marion University)


whatdoiknow said...

I had the good fortune to be in one of Ballard's workshops last year; it was great. She uses oxides and terra sigillatta. She does one layer of terra sig., burnishes it, then does another layer and burnishes again. LBailey

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE Alice's work! I am hoping I can take a workshop with her someday! I would love to learn from her! Great posting!
Cheers, Chrissy

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Wow these are incredibly gorgeous. I love your blog -- so much inspiration.

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