Friday, October 14, 2011

Frankensteam, bio-mechanical electrical monster thingy.

Frankensteam, Steampunk jug.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Winter's Coming

Soon, old Winter's effect will fall upon the land leaving a barren and desolate landscape. This old, earthy skull jug is just a reminder that nothing is permanent.

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  I still love spooky stories and, "things that go bump in the night".  F
or me, nothing is more fun to make than a skull , creature or goblin.

This jug was sculpted mostly by pushing the clay out from the inside. The glazes and underglazes came out especially nice. The inside is glazed with a lead free stoneware glaze and is suitable for any liquid you would care to put in it. An antique hand-blown glass marble is the eye.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan, Steampunk Man.
I spent several years doing junk sculpture so this guy is kind of a natural extension of that process except he is made of clay pieces instead of metal.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frankensteam Jug In Progress

Another Steampunkeroo.
Frankenstein, The original "Junk Yard Dog". I struggled with him until I realized that he should be all grungy and cobbled together. When finished he will have wires from the insulators to the terminals on his neck.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

20,000 Leaks Under The Sea

Another Steampunk jug in progress. This one reminded me of something from Jules Verne's, " 20,00 Leagues Under The Sea". I made a Steampunk fish for his stopper. This is a good sized jug.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Steampunk Skull Jug In Progress

I have been making some skull jugs lately and have been thinking of making some more Steampunk jugs. I decided to try a Steampunk skull just for my own amusement. So far, he is coming out great. I will glaze him with a very unpredictable metallic glaze that may bubble and crawl and can turn out anywhere from a flat black to a bright bronze. I'll finish him with Gold and metal luster details in a third firing.