Current glass sculptures at different stages
With all my pieces (whether glass or wood), I’ve always sketched the outlines of the design I “see” in my mind
The “bullet holes” (first photo, far left) are a new technique I tried for extracting cores of wax with a drill from the solid cylinder. It proved helpful as an excavation
I need to do some cold-working on the cast piece. Then I’ll grind, sand and finish it. The completed sculpture will measure 1′-8″ high x 1′-1″ wide x 9″ deep. The name is Ode to Morph.
When I tell you the name of this piece – my #24 glass sculpture – see if it captures a sense of my direction. T with ‘Tude. What do you think? How am I doing so far? When I melded the upright cylinder to the “cap,” they weighed a total of 60 lbs. The finished wax (far right), now weighs 12 lbs and measures 1′-3″ high by 1′-8.5″ wide and 9.5″ deep. I’m delivering it to the foundry today, 18 April…anniversary of that famous ride!
Here is #25 – a work in progress from the wax blank with a few design lines (left) to the complete rough sculpture – 20″ tall, 10″ diameter (far right). I had this idea/feeling about a pile of ribbons that break out and roar vertically. I started with 55 lbs of wax. By the time it was down to 15 lbs, it looked like it was not going to “make it.”
I said on the Home page that if I’m not a little bit scared, I’m not doing good work. This one had me scared. It wasn’t until I got down to 9 lbs that it really started to “make it.” Somehow it’s the scary part that really drives me. Waking up at 3:00 a.m. and having to go “chase it.” That’s what I did this morning.
Pollitt Studio – my work space
Sculpture studio (left) and morning break with Raven, our precious Portuguese Water Dog.
My Santa Fe Studio (below) and my view from the portal, where I often sculpt on beautiful days like the one pictured.