Self Portraits/Portraits

This is a series that was started in the Spring of 2017. I felt the need to find a process to capture more of the emotion in small detail that can not be accomplished in the hot sculpting process. Each portrait starts out sculpted in Plasticine (oil based clay), which then are carefully coated in layers of a plaster and silica mix to create a thick shell. The Plasticine is carefully removed from the inside of the plaster mold to leave a negative space of the sculpture. The mold is then placed inside of a kiln to be brought up to 1000 degrees F. Hot glass is blown into the hollow cavity of the molds to capture the fine detail and surface texture. Some pieces are picked back up again in the hot shop to have parts or color added to finish off the desired look or final idea.





Self Portraits/Portraits

Figure (2015-2018)

Figure (2011-2014)

Figure (2000-2010)

Pitchers (2007)

Collaboration with Randy Walker (2017)

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