Daily Archives: October 13, 2016

Timeout for Art: Sentinels



Three of these large coiled sculptures sit on the north side of my house. This area of the yard grows wild – a low stone wall separates it from the part that I mow – so the sculptures rest among wild lily of the valley, maple seedlings and blackberry canes. They look like something that might spring up in nature, though they are created from my imagination, and interaction with the soft clay. As they have been fired in the reduction kiln to at least cone 10, they are stoneware: as hard and durable as stone. They stay outside in all weather, through winter and summer. Although they appear to be grayish in these photos, the colors are rich shades of brown. They range from 39 to 48 inches in height.