Wheel Thrown Works, Tile Works, and Other Sculptures
Fit for a Kingclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained, matte glazes, found pillow.Dimensions: 12” height, 22” diameter (including pillow)sold'Four and twenty black birds baked in a pie' was the inspiration for this piece. The parts were separate - great hiding place under the crust. This piece won a ribbon had a show of Eastern Michigan BFA alumni. Check out Pamela's resume.
Lidded Jarclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze, metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 8” height, 4” diameterCollection of Melissa DayWheel-thrown lidded jar with low-relief bird landscape design around the surface and lid.
Low-relief Lidded Jarclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze, metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 9” height, 4” diameterCollection of Amanda MenziesLow-relief surrounds the lidded jar in bird inspired landscape; the lid is detailed as well.
Hide and Seekclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained.Dimensions: 9” height, 8” diameterFrom the collection of Russ and Joyce SpletzerLidded jar with nestling birds done in high relief on the lid and sculpted birds chasing one another around the pot surrounded with low-relief vine of leaves. This reminded Russ and Joyce of their three children.
The Crow and the Pitcherclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stain, metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 11” height, 8” diameterSoldAesop's Fables lent the theme to this wheel thrown piece with sculpted limbs and leaves. The crow knew to drop stone after stone into the pot to raise the water level within its reach. Pamela has done this type of piece a couple of times and they have been very popular. On one of them she actually wrote the whole story on the surface of the pot.
Three-Legged Nature Potclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide stain, metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 9” height, 8” width, 7” depthFrom the collection of Jim CraigAnother piece from Pamela's sculpted, wheel-thrown pot series; . . . Nature Pot was auctioned for the Janet Davies Scholarship Fund at Brighton High School.
Scared Crowsclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained, metallic-wax patina.Dimensions: 24” width, 12” height, 2” depth$500 Low - mid relief clay tiles, mounted and framed. The late season sun glows on the fields behind the scared crows on the scare-crow.
Something's Brewingclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide stain, metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 20” height, 18” widthPamela's collectionThe first from Pamela's tile sets. Very stylized bird characters done in a very low relief, emphasizing color and a variety of textures on the surface. Tell Pamela your story for a framed commissioned piece.
Bird Tile setclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained, glaze, and metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 6” height, 8” width, 0.75” depthSold ($150)Pamela has made these tile sets a few times. Couples love them. Each tile may be hung separately or installed, but if separate can tell the mood of the couple by re-arranging their placement.
Looking for Troubleclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained, glazed; mounted and framed.Dimensions: 10” height, 26” widthCollection of Rick and Kathy LovernickYoung birds out and about, looking for trouble. The Lovernicks had three adolescences at home and could identify with these three.
Big Birdclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze.Dimensions: 12” height, 12” diameter Collection of Kathy OlivasThis piece is from a series that Pamela did that included very stylized bird images. From this series there were bird houses as well. All included very stylized birds, and or leaves and were glazed with a combination of matte and glossy glazes.
Homage to the Twin Towersclick on images to enlargeDimensions: 12” height, 12” width, 8” depthCollection of Pamela DayThe impact of September 11, 2001 was captured by many artists. This is Pamela's image. A feminine and male figure - One figure reflects anger, the other sadness, both are impaled by feathers to represent the families affected by the disaster.
Spindle-top lidded jarclick on images to enlargeTerracotta clay, glaze, acrylic, metallic-wax patina.soldFrom the series of low-relief wheel-thrown jars and bird tiles.
Issues in the Rushesclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze, acrylic, metallic-wax patina.Dimensions: 9” height, 8” diameterFrom the collection of Tai and Kane Ogihara.Difficult to see the relationship expressed between the two birds as they swim through the rushes of this pot - but it's there. Low-relief in the round with metallic-was patina adding subtle color to the bird's surface
Green Manclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide stain, colored pencil, feather.Dimensions: 12” height, 8” width, 6” depthFrom the collection of Carol Socks-ParkerAs if growing from a tree, Green Man sits on a cut branch with his wide eyes watching over the forest with a companion bird perched on his naturalized branches and laurel-wreath head piece.
Elizabeth's Birthdayclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide stain, colored pencil.From the collection of Elizabeth AndersonPamela loves to go back to "just the heads" sometimes. This one was done especially for her god-daughter, Elizabeth, in celebration of her birthday, with a fun, quirky smile. Notice the little lizard next the ice cream cone inspired hat. Elizabeth - 'lizard-breath.' These heads can sit or hang on the wall. You, too, can commission such a piece.
Reflections of a Green Skyclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta, oxide stain, colored pencil, metallic-wax patina.Dimensions: 7” height, 4” width, 7” depth, plus the baseFrom the collection of Debbie HosierTitled from a fairy tale story, this piece combines a "green-man" type character with a Aleut-bird-style hat. The surface is colored strongly with colored pencil and copper patina to give this piece an appearance of a copper weathered-patina. It's mounted on a stained hard-wood base.
Time Fliesclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, oxide-stained, glaze, and metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 15” height, 10” width, 2.5” depthFrom the collection of Karl and Polly LehmanDimensionalized roof and layered slabs create the illusion of depth for the mid-to-low relief textured surface of the wall clock with its birds that ride or fly over the surface of the clock and its inferred "pendulum."
Romantic Sunsetclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze, and metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 12” height, 17” widthGannet-like birds have also been a favorite of Pamela's. Their large stylized shapes offer the opportunity to create color- scapes and an illusion of form. They are a seemingly emotional bird as well, which fits well with Pamela's expression of caring and romance.
Storm's a Brewingclick on images to enlargeTerra cotta clay, glaze, and metallic wax patina.Dimensions: 20” height, 18” widthFrom the collection of Glenna and Craig Fritz-HuttonFrom Pamela's tile set series - very stylized bird characters done in a very low relief, emphasize color and a variety of textures on the surface. The characters expressing continued concern about their complicated existence.
Bird Coupleclick on images to enlargeClay, acrylic, and metallic wax patina.From the collection of Bill DayThis lidded jar has two gannet-style birds swimming around the pot together. Appropriate in that Bill Day is Pamela's husband.