As many of my regular readers may know
2021 has been a year with some challenges, but I finally feel like things are getting back on track and we are moving forward! I am pleased to unveil a sculptural bust I have been working on, that I will soon be putting into production for the studio!
But who would warrant such an honour?
For me it is a figure of spiritual significance who inspired me to find my way back to spirituality and learn the practise and art of meditation:
Busts are thought to have originated in both Egypt and Greece
Though most surviving examples come from the Roman Empire. Rome was rather fond of taking the best of Greek culture and ‘re-imagining’ it. The sculptures can be made from marble, terracotta, wood, wax, plaster, bronze, and in rare instances even gold.
The Renaissance period brought about a revival of bust making
As it did for many other arts that were lost during the Dark Ages. I am proud to continue this ancient craft and tradition and will soon put my own spin on it with a raku firing in the near future.
Stay tuned for more – coming soon!
So what do you think of my bust? And if you were going to make a bust of someone living or dead, who would it be?
Let us know in the comments below!
Friendly reminder! If you want to win some free pottery, your time is running out! The Great Pottery Gift Basket will draw at the end of 2021, so get your entry in before it’s too late!