SEED – Sedna project – building houses

Working from my series of sketches, I set about making a series of slab built houses out of clay. While I enjoy sculpting out of clay, slab building is something I’m not so familiar with and prefer (what I feel to be) the more intuitive method of adding and working into lumps of clay to make a more organic sculpture. Despite this, I found there was something to be said for constructing a building wall by wall, although it is less intuitive and takes more planning of the space and order in which you can join the various slabs together.

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While these slab built sculptures could potentially be very perfect and clean in shape, I personally prefer them being slightly warped and bent. I feel this gives them more personality and charm as sculptures themselves, and I envision them being desirable pieces in themselves to be sold. While they could be shown within a gallery, I also think they also fit well within a craft setting

 

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