Here is my new sculpture of an octopus. It is inspired by the photos above. I wanted to focus on the textures and shape of the skin, suckers and head but make it abstracted in some way. This is now waiting to be biscuit fired and I am looking forward to experimenting with glazes and doing something really colourful with this.
I am also working on a puffer fish design which is a companion to this.
I am working on some sea related ceramic sculptures. I saw an artist call for exhibition entries for a maratime themed show and it gave me the idea. I’m not sure if I will enter anything yet but it has been fun to have a theme. I have started work on octopus and puffer fish figures (and photos will follow). I love the texture of these corals and think they would work so well with clay. So I’m posting these pictures as inspiration which may lead on to some ceramic tiles.