By The Water's Edge

Bamboo Directions...

Sat, Mar 17th, 2012 There is so much interest in bamboo these days. I have a couple in Sarasota wanting me to make a corner piece for their master bathroom.

There is a couple in Jupiter, FL who just installed a bamboo floor & likes my 'By the Water's Edge' and so I've made another....

And then there is a Mt. Dora couple who was intrigued by my Blue-Green Bamboo, only it's too small.

So with all that interest - I've been on a bamboo carving craze. I begin with a blank slate. I then sketch out my idea and alter and stretch the clay to begin bringing the mural to life.

From there I carve...and carve....and carve. Slowly, my clay canvas takes on a life of its own....and blooms into my expressions of bamboo.

Once the mural is finished & bisque fired....the glazing begins. I have 2 directions I'm taking...one in the blue-green hues...bright and beautiful. The other in an earthy green/brown palette. Next blog I'll show color. For this time, it's just inspiration taking shape.



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the sketch
the sketch

the sketch
taking shape
taking shape

taking shape
Jupiter Inspiration...
Jupiter Inspiration...

Jupiter Inspiration...
Coming Alive...
Coming Alive...

Coming Alive...
carving complete...
carving complete...

carving complete...
Complete & Fired.
Complete & Fired.

Complete & Fired.
More Inspiration
More Inspiration

More Inspiration
Blue-Green Options
Blue-Green Options

Blue-Green Options
Such Undulation...
Such Undulation...

Such Undulation...
Larger Detail
Larger Detail

Larger Detail
35
35" x 56"

35" x 56"
Detail...
Detail...

Detail...
5 hours of carving
5 hours of carving

5 hours of carving

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