Louise Brown Sculpture

My love of animals, domestic and wild, influenced my artwork, and a few years later, an impromptu ride through a little village about 15 miles from home, found me browsing around a little pottery studio and gallery, and to my delight, they held weekly pottery classes. The owner of the studio, Steve, wasn't a sculptor, so he left me to my own devices and was there if I needed advice on glazes and clays. I gained much of my knowledge from trial and error, and research from the Internet. After a year or so, my work improved in leaps and bounds and was receiving lots of commissions. This is when I decided to take the plunge and set up my own studio, complete with brand new kiln, and I haven't looked back since.

As with my paintings, my sculptures are of the four-legged variety, and I try to inject an element of fun and quirkiness to them. I want them to have a cute expression on their faces, and to not look like they have been made in a mould. Therefore, I try not to smooth out the clay too much, so that there is lots of texture, and I don't mind the odd little crack here and there, as these imperfections add to the handmade look of the sculptures. 
I work with stoneware and porcelain clays, adding the clays in very thin strips, which sometimes tear as they are applied, but I encourage this. After they have been bisque fired I apply the colours in the form of oxides, underglazes and limited application of glazes. I prefer my animals to have a matt finish and glaze is only applied to areas such as the eyes. The sculptures are then fired again to 1250 degrees for about 10 hours.
We have a couple of scruffy Lurchers who inspire my sculptures, as do the hares that we see on our daily walks. I can't imagine a life without my dogs and doing the things I love most which are painting and sculpting.




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