Friday, May 14, 2010
Initiation (1984), 360 X 210 x 160 mm (detail). Collection Peter Amm. Photograph Jac De Villiers.
Two versions of this sculpture were produced. The first (image above) was press-moulded and handbuilt in red and white stoneware clay. The cotton material was dipped in a stained earthenware slip and draped over the base. Stained slips and underglaze colours were painted and flicked on with a toothbrush at the leather-hard stage. Bisquit-fired to 900 degrees Celsius. Additional underglaze colours were applied with an airbrush. The figure was glazed in transparent earthenware glaze (dipped). Entire piece fired to 1060 degrees Celsius.