Figurative Ceramic Sculptures by Clay Artist Pamela Day Pamela Day Studio Wixom MI
Figurative Ceramic Sculptures
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New Family click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, metallic wax patina Dimensions: 14” height, 11” width, 3” depth $1500 From the collection of Aidan Menzies From Pamela's Italianate series, Influenced by trips to Italy and the impression made by the large, formal gilded frames emphasizing the art within. These pieces are a combination of low and high relief areas. It's a about a new family - first baby.  Pamela gave this to her first grandson at his baptism.  This piece has received a blue ribbon in a local exhibit - check out Pamela's resume.
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Hidden Treasures click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stain, metallic wax patina. Dimensions: 14” height, 10” width, 4” depth Pamela's collection This piece came from the Italianate series, but breaks out beyond the "frame-box" with the realistic branches that add movement, depth and additional texture.  Crows love shiny objects and love to hide them.  Easier to see in the detail are the watch parts that the crow is reaching down and hiding in his special place. These objects belonged originally to Pamela's dad - he repaired watches, and had many extra parts and jewels.
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Italianate Box Frame with Bird, Eggs and Feather click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, metallic wax patina, and glass. Dimensions: 15” height, 12” width, 2.5” depth Collection of Gayle Sanchirico From Pamela's Italianate series - "This is fine art!" the juror exclaimed at the juror's walk-through when this piece was exhibited.  Gayle agreed and purchased it immediately. Friend and glass-artist, Susan Fox, provide the eggs.
Royal Bird with Five Eggs click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained,  glass, and metallic-wax patina                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dimensions: 15” height, 10” width, 105” depth From the collection of Susan and Dan Fox From Pamela's Italianate series, influenced by trips to Italy and the impression made by the large, formal gilded frames emphasizing the art within. Interpretation can be made about the story portrayed including the feather and eggs.  These pieces are a combination of high and low relief areas. This piece received a Honorable Mention in a local exhibit. Check out Pamela's resume.
. . . and then there was four click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stain, metallic-wax patina. Dimensions: 10” height, 10” width, 1.5” depth  A similar box to the Italianate series, this piece served as a memorial to Pamela's Uncle Glenn.  Her father, Karl, is the oldest of seven siblings.  Some have passed.  At this point his closes brother, Glenn, had died and Pamela did this piece as a memorial to her uncle and to those that had passed before him. The feather symbolizes family as "birds of a feather," and the leaves represent those that have "fallen." If you have a reason for such a memorial or family piece - Pam can do something similar for you.
Voyeur click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, glass, metallic- wax patina Dimensions: 13” height, 10.5” width, 4” depth From the collection of Anne and Len Buckman An off-shoot of the Italianate series, as Pamela erupts the surface in depth and width with her life-like branches. These branches create a sense of movement throughout the piece.  The birds range from low to high-relief adding to a greater sense of depth.  Friend and glass-artist, Susan Fox, provided the eggs.
Bird Spirit Rising click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, metallic-wax patina, glass, colored pencil, petrified frog, chicken breast bone. Dimensions: 15” height, 15” width, 9” depth Sold Inspired by the religious icons in Italy, Pamela designed this piece to look as though it had doors that would close.  Her realistic branches reach through the doors, into the offering box below, where a petrified frog and chicken breast bone were placed (after this picture was taken). The feather symbol and seal near the top add to the spiritual aspect, as do the wings rising above the nesting glass egg.
Raven Reveal click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, mounted on board, colored pencil, metallic-wax patina. Dimensions: 27” height, 21” width, 4” depth From the collection of Pamela Day Pamela tried a larger Italianate-inspired piece - thinking outside the box.  But accidents can happen in the kiln, and a large section was blown out of the piece - the raven.  Working with what was left this piece revealed itself.
Night Fandango-Broken Dreams click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide stained, cast glass, metallic-wax patina. Dimensions: 16” height, 14” width, 2” depth Collection of Beth Gasperich This began as an Italianate-piece, but accidents do happen with clay work.  So, with 'lemons' we make "lemonade." The Night Fandango . . . has a glass moon that Pamela cast in the kiln.
Nobody's Home click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, metallic-wax patina. Dimensions: 15” height, 12” width, 5” depth Collection of Nancy and Jim Roth One of the first from the frame-built series; with the life-like branches adding the additional depth, structure and texture to this piece, Pamela has caught the watchful crows attitude. The whole piece has more color than is shown here.  The textures, and relief from low-to high, add movement and interest from background to foreground.
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Sentinel click on images to enlarge Terra cotta, oxide stain, metallic wax patina, glass. Dimensions: 15” height, 12” width, 2.5” depth From the collection of Diana Constance All "murders of crows" have their sentinels, warning or notifying each other. From Pamela's Italianate series, this mid- to low-relief piece has a rustic icon appearance with two glass eggs from Susan Fox, glass artist, lodged in a protective reversed arch.
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