Eleanor Heimbaugh, The Punch, Ceramic and Steel, 4"x7"x4", 2015
There isn't a part of the ceramic process that I don't love. A part of the process that is particularly close to my heart is the photographing portion. When photographing I often get ideas on how to improve the work both conceptual and structurally. Sometimes when seeing the work through a different lens (literally) a fresh perspective is gained.
This is a grouping of ceramic and steel chess piece artifacts in sediment that incorporated one or more of the following mixed media techniques- Terra Sigillata, Paint, Underglaze, Pastels, Stains, Acrylic Washes, Mishima, Encaustic, Slip Trailing, Casein, Spray paint, Dry brush Acrylics, Slip Dip, Glaze and Flocking, Glaze, Tool Dip, and Decoupage.
Photo Credit- eleanorheimbaughceramics.com
A new goal for this series of work is to add in little visual rewards and details that give some satisfaction of discovery for those viewers who decide to who take a second look. These four specimens in the green ware state have clumps of crystals sculpted in amongst the press molded sections of computer circuitry. Glazing will bring these pieces to life.