This is the figure that I made when I started back to
clay making in 2007. And she graces my business cards, which reminds
me that sculpture in clay is what I most love. But nobody ever sees her
back side, with the slit dress. Just thought I'd let you see what the
Moon Dancer looks like on reverse.
Moon dancer number two
Yes, she does have a front side. And an older sister, since she is the second in the series. Of two, so far.
Moon Dancer number one
I just made another dancer, who will be the white
woman. Last year's
blue woman didn't measure up, and will eventually meet Mr. Hammer. I
love looking through old photos (which are taken soon after the pieces
cool off from the kiln.) Several of them were embarrassing, and have
now been relegated to scrap. It's only interesting to me to see what I
thought and felt at the time, but failed to express at a level that I
expect of myself. I want to work more on movement and balance that's
barely there in a figure. I want to stretch beyond a "pose" and get
more of the "caught in motion" sense in my work. I've got a long way to
But now I need to get back to work on the Mad Hatter.