cs      Presents...
Ceramic  Sculpture
 
  
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"Creativity takes Courage" - Henri Matisse

My goal as an Sculptor is to interpret biological forms;
from realism to fantasy

I work primarily in natural earth clay (Terracotta, Stoneware), and try not to obscure the
form with complex coloring or glazes. From 2007 to 2012, I sculpted at Portland Pottery Co.,
taking workshops and learning the basic techniques necessary for working, firing, and finishing
ceramic clay. Since then, I have gone off on my own, completing
many works, several of which
were sold through galleries or art fairs.

Here then, in no particular order, are some of my sculptures.
Please
email me for more information on commissions, availability, and prices.

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Procession to Llasa


A group of seven Tibetan Buddhists take part in a procession, walking to the holy city of Llasa.
Periodically, they assume prayerful poses, saluting the sky, the heart, the earth, and finally the
Dali Lama. As they walk, they work to attain a higher level of spirituality, indicated by their color
changing from dark to light.

The sculpture is made up of hi-fired clay figures, accented with variations of iron oxide, and mounted on a
rough wood slab, with stones.      43" long X 10" deep X 17" high, completed  2010       FOR SALE

llasa

llasa3

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Seated Woman

Sculpted from a live model in Hi-Fired Terracotta Clay, with Dark Iron Oxide stain, 10" tall.
completed 2009   
r   SOLD

seated woman1seated
                  woman2

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The Happy Buddha
This is my impression of what a Buddha should look like. I don't know how he
maintains this physique begging for food with a tiny bowl. I guess it all depends on your good attitude, compassion,
and
loving kindness. High-Fired Porcelain clay, with acrylic highlights on the robe. He sits about a foot tall.  completed 2010 

   r  SOLD

budda1    budda2
    

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Broken
Terracotta clay, wire and raffia, accented with
iron-oxide stains. 10" tall, completed June, 2008 
  r   SOLD

broke1 broke2
broke3

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Abandoned
Reclining Woman on bed, made from terracotta clay, accented with stains,
holding cast bronze rose. 14" long X 8" deep X 6" high, completed 2008

  r   SOLD

bed1

bed3

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The Earth Goddess Series

I was working on sculpting female faces, and exploring the myth
of "Gaia", the Earth Mother, when these gals just showed up. They are made
from Terracotta with accents of Iron Oxide stain, 6" - 10" tall. created 2
008-10

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goddess1 goddess2 goddess3
                                #1   (6" tall)    
                 #2   (10" tall)                   #3   (8" tall)                               

goddess4avsinger

          #4    (6" tall)                           #5    (8" tall)

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Alone in a Crowd
A crowd of faces, all anonymous, all different. One face stands out,
the man who is all alone. This work is about 12" square. The heads are porcelain clay,
and most are stained with iron oxides. One head is painted with acrylics.
The heads are mounted on a wooden board. completed 2009
r SOLD, July 2010

crowd 

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Manatees
A pair of Manatees (parent and juvenile). The work is about 24" X 10" X 12". Made
from terra-cotta clay, colored with a gray slip, and textured with sand. I want to thank Dr. Butch
Rommel for sharing his photos and drawings, and Paul Spirito for making the steel base. March, 2009
r SOLD, December 2009
mana1

mana3

mana2

mana4


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TO OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION, OR TO PURCHASE ANY OF THE
SCULPTURE ABOVE, PLEASE CONTACT ME...
phone: (207) - 502-9390       email: cspirito41@gmail.com

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