Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Ceremonial Gowns

                                                                 Ceremonial Gowns

Art museums often have on display ceremonial gowns from past celebrations thru the centuries.  Often these gowns were of the finest materials with special attention to detail and design.  I had this idea that maybe I could construct similar gowns out of clay.  I had learned to sew many years ago and make many of my clothes.  Using these skill, I set out to construct gowns from clay that were worthy of the most important celebrations.  After construction, I embellished them with carving, giving them depth and the feeling of fine brocades.  Each piece was raku fired and the colors of copper sweep up each gown. 

                                                              Ceremonial Gown
                                                                 United States
                                                                  Ceremonial Gown

These gowns will be part of an exhibit at the Milton Roades Center for the Arts in Winston- Salem, NC.  This Artist Spotlight is presented by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. The dates for this exhibit are January 8 thru February 2.  

My spring schedule will follow in the next month.  There are many new ideas in the works.  Stay tuned.  Let me know what you think of this new idea!



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