Amazing ceramic sculptures
In her intricate porcelain works, ceramicist Carol Long depicts the exquisite complexity of environment. Her organic shapes frequently resemble insects and other animals because to their twisted spouts and spinning grips. If not, the ships will undoubtedly bear a tribute to the beauty of plants and animals anywhere on their exteriors. Whether they are built from slabs and billets or are tossed onto the wheel, every intricate item is carefully made by hand.
The object is then painstakingly moulded and shaped into its exact form, adorned with intricate ornamental designs that resemble those found in nature. On Long’s ceramic works, you can find it all from butterfly wings and songbirds to caterpillars and chrysalides. Long tells My Contemporary Met that “the majority of my forms begin with a thrown component.” “I enjoy pushing shapes to make them appear fluid, extending handles into empty space, adding slip trails, and glazing surface patterns to finish the work. It takes a lot of time and is low tech.
Every item is then coated in glaze and burned to cone 5 once she has completed carving them and they have perfectly dry. When the kiln achieves that warmth, which is about 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, the clay that was once ductile and flexible solidifies into its exact form. But after that, the sculptor says, “I spend a lot of time muddying them up to seem antiquated and like they were in a fantastic atmospheric burning.”
With their bending lines and tearing handles and bases, Long’s ceramic containers, whether they are tall vases or little lidded bowls, manage to catch the fluidity and expressiveness of the medium. The complex pieces of art nearly seem to have a life of their own, like wacky creations of the designer’s own fingers and environment.
View pictures of Long’s stunning porcelain artworks by scrolling down. Visit the creator’s Instagram and Facebook pages for more. Additionally, her ceramics is for sale on Etsy.
Carol Long is a ceramicist who makes intricate ceramic figurines that depict the beauty of the natural world.
Each type of plant and animal can be seen in her ceramic works.
Every delicate work of art is painstakingly created from unfired clay, and the effects are breathtaking.