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Encaustic, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin, seals the oil-painted clay surface while allowing maker marks and subtle imperfections to reveal themselves. A centuries-old technique, encaustic gives options for transparent color and texture that honor the found objects while inviting the viewer to touch the piece.

coil-built earthenware clay, oil paint, encaustic and press molds of found objects or dipped found objects

coil-built earthenware clay, oil paint and encaustic, press mold of fungus
ceramic
24"H x 16"W x 14"D
2017
$1800
fungus, view 2
ceramic
2017
fungus, view 3
ceramic
2017
fungus, view 4
ceramic
2017
coil-built earthenware clay, oil paint, encaustic, wren nest
ceramic
24"H x 16"W X 16"D
2017
$1800
two eggs, view 2
ceramic
2017
two eggs, view 3
ceramic
2017
two eggs, view 4
ceramic
2017
coil-built earthenware clay, oil paint, encaustic, press molds, box turtle shells
ceramic
20"H x 16"W x 10"D
2017
$1800
coil-built earthenware, oil paint, encaustic, honey locust thorns
ceramic
26"H x 14"W x 14"D
2017
$800
coil-built earthenware, oil paint, encaustic, root
ceramic
24"H x 15"W x 16"D
2017
$1800
root, view 2
ceramic
2017
root, view 3
ceramic
2017
coil-built earthenware, oil paint and encaustic, press molds, buckeye seed pods
ceramic
14"H x 14"W x 14"D
2017
$800
two pods, view 2
ceramic
2017
coil-built earthenware, oil paint, encaustic, bird skull
ceramic
12"H x 13"W x 11"D
2017
$900
skulls, view 2
ceramic
2017