Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Figurative Ceramic Sculptures by Clay Artist Pamela Day Pamela Day Studio Wixom MI
Figurative Ceramic Sculptures
Figurative Ceramic Sculptures
Birdhouse of the Soul click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, glass, oxide stain, gold leaf, colored pencil, wax metallic patina. Dimensions: 17” height, 15” width, 9” depth $1800 Birdhouse of the Soul's title was inspired by “They Might be Giants” lyrics, but the work represents a caring about nature and its special gifts. Left to interpretation is the androgynous character whether it is coming from nature or becoming nature - or is it Mother Nature. Glass artist, Susan Fox provides Pamela with glass eggs for her pieces, and one is found in the gold-leaf lined interior of the birdhouse.  Birdhouse of the Soul has earned a few awards - check out Pamela's resume.
Birdhouse of the Soul, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Birdhouse of the Soul, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Birdhouse of the Soul, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Birdhouse of the Soul, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
Cold Shoulder click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, colored pencil, glaze and glass. Dimensions: 12” height, 13” width, 10” depth $1500 Cold Shoulder is the first of Pamela's "attached" couples.  The colors suggest what might be the relationship between the two. Look at the 'detail shot' for a glass egg resting on his hat brim.
Happy Days Are Here Again, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Happy Days Are Here Again, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Happy Days Are Here Again, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Happy Days Are Here Again, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
Happy Days Are Here Again click on images to enlarge Terra cotta, oxide-stained, colored pencil, glaze and glass. Dimensions: 18” height, 13.5” width, 8” depth $1500 This piece was created with the idea of suggesting the woman has had a past that has been overcome and now has proudly developed a positive, hopeful outlook on the future. The piece is sculpted from clay, and is completely hollow. Once fired, the surface is stained, a little red glaze was added, and then re-fired.  After firing, colored pencil was applied coloring the surface.  Glass artist, Susan Fox provides Pamela with glass eggs for her pieces, and there is one attached at the base of the character's necklace.
Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
Cat That Ate click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, colored pencil. Dimensions: 11” height, 13” width, 4” depth $700 The Cat that Ate . . . didn't eat the canary, but maybe he got a blue bird. He's such a clown. And, yes, his collar is clay.
Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
April Fool, 2011 click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide stain, and colored pencil. Dimensions: 11” height, 11” width, 4” depth From the collection of Rosemarie Brennan From Pamela's jester series, April Fool glances up, or up at the viewer depending on its placement. This piece was auctioned at the Brighton Art Guild's fundraiser Show Us the Monet!
Happy Days Are Here Again, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
Dante click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained. Dimensions: 15” height, 15” width, 5” depth $900 Renaissance dressed, and in the hat Dante is often portrayed, he expresses a variety of moods - depending on yours.  He can give you a kind, understanding look on a bad day or a pensive questioning look when you're trying to make those tough decisions, or can even reflect your own thoughtful mood.  Dante won an award in a regional competition - check out Pamela's resume.
Cold Shoulder, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Day
Jester With Bird click on images to enlarge Terra cotta, oxide-stained, colored pencil. Dimensions: 11” height, 13” width, 4” depth Not For Sale Whatever view you take on Jester with Bird there's a different look, plus the bird has three options for placement.  It can perch on either shoulder or on his hat.  Check out the details to see the different options. Yes, the color is clay. Jester with Bird has won a Best of Show in his history.  Check out Pamela's resume.
Jester With Glass Beads click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, glass beads. Dimensions: 9” height, 9” width, 4” depth From the collection of Peggy Brewer  Jester has a great home with Peggy Brewer - ". . . in my bathroom bringing a smile to my face every morning." One of the earliest from the Jester-series, different views give different impressions and attitude. Glass artist, Susan Fox made his beads - each a bit different from the other.
Jesters click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stain, colored pencil and glass beads. Dimensions: 22” height, 15” width, 9” depth $1800 The crow has snagged one of the beads from the Jester's hat.  The Jester looks askance at the crow wondering who's doing the funny stuff while he's busy juggling the balls in either hand. The ball in the visible hand is loose.  'Jesters' has won many awards in their short life - check out Pamela's resume.
Queen For a Day click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide-stained, colored pencil. Dimensions: 15” height, 15” width, 5” depth $900 She's may be poor, but she's rich with soul, and she's serious in her clownish crown.  Mixed mood.  Her bow is clay.
Special Relationship click on images to enlarge Terra cotta clay, oxide stained, colored pencil and glass. Dimensions: 21” height, 17” width, 10” depth $1500 Each piece has a sense of emotion and an edge that makes one continue to ask questions of the meanings of her pieces - leaving room for many interpretations.  In particular, Special Relationship has us wondering, what is the story between the crow and the female character?  The crow flies so closely it appears to almost embrace her.  Is the egg in her out-stretched hand a gift from or to the crow? Or is Pamela engaging the viewer with a gift? And, then, there are eggs in the nested hand hidden behind her back.  What could that be about? Glass artist, Susan Fox made the eggs for this piece. Pamela won a blue ribbon for Special Relationship this year at the Brighton Art Guild's Kaleidoscope Exhibit. Check out her resume.
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Defiant click on images to enlarge Terra cotta, oxide stain, metallic-wax patina, colored pencil. Dimensions: 15” height, 15” width, 8” depth From the collection of Carole Skog One of the first pieces from Pamela's head and shoulder's collection - much larger head, and the bird/human head is  'anthromorphoized' to make a statement about the dramatic head piece that could be referred to as a hat - pre-"fascinator" after the English-style. Also, recalling when women's hats had many feathers - some even had taxidermy birds included. Her expression is definitely defiant.
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Yes click on images to enlarge Clay, oxide stain, and glass. Dimensions: 11” height, 14” width, 4” depth $350 A very colorful and reactive piece; seeming to jump from the surface.
Branch Ricky click on images to enlarge Clay, oxide stain, colored pencil, and glass. Dimensions: 15” height, 12” width, 6” depth $875 Although having nothing to do with ball player Branch Rickey, this colorful and woeful character is besot with the weight of branches, birds and an egg sitting on his head.  Mother Nature's spouse?
Hatching a Plan click on images to enlarge Clay, oxide stain, and glass. Dimensions: 14” height, 11” width, 5” depth $500 This piece was conceived  relating the idea of man, bird and the ancestry of the birds being prehistorically linked to the dinosaurs.  It's rough, colorful surface appears to have scales and feathers, as well as protrusions from his vertebrae.  His brain revealed with a shiny glass egg - hatching a plan?
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Lily click on images to enlarge Oxide-stained clay, variety of glazes, and colored pencil. Dimensions: 22” height, 15” width, 10” depth Not For Sale Lily pops out of the water delighted with the blue bird landing on her finger. Seaweed drips through her wet hair and down her body.  Lily is surrounded by blossoming water lilies, including the lily tattoo on her lower back.  On this piece I experimented with adding and mixing different glazes to help create the illusions of wetness, and to color the lilies that are too delicate and difficult color with colored pencils.
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